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      Students hear how a car crash changed a girl's life

      Students at a local northeast Missouri high school had the chance to learn the importance of safe driving Tuesday afternoon.

      KTVO, along with the Northeast Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, took the Just Drive Pledge Campaign to students at Green City High School.

      The students listened to speaker Kayle Denny, who has first-hand experience with being involved in a car crash. She told the students that the crash completely changed her life. The incident left her disabled.

      Denny said that she and her two friends who were involved in the crash weren't wearing seat belts when the crash happened.

      It was a talk that left an impact on all 50 students.

      "Hearing from someone that is your age when it happened to them really has an impact on them and I think hearing her story will make them think about it for a little bit and put that seat belt," said Marisa Christy-Kerns of the Northeast Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety.

      Denny also shared some of her tips for students to stay safe behind the wheel and the importance of buckling up.

      Good Morning Heartland's Ela Soroka and Scott Kellum were also on hand to pass out prizes to the students .