The Portland police and fire departments will respond to a simulated car accident Wednesday morning to show high school students the consequences of destructive decisions behind the wheel.

The accident, which features a two-car crash with a fatality and multiple injuries, is being sponsored by the Portland High School Students Against Destructive Decisions group. The accident will occur at 9:15 a.m. near Portland High School on Cumberland Avenue.

The demonstration is being put on for the school’s sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Local businesses are donating services and vehicles to make the accident appear as realistic as possible. Police and fire officials will respond as they would in a real-life situation.

Cumberland Avenue will be closed from Elm Street to Chestnut Street for about three hours starting at 8:15 a.m.

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