The Payson Roundup | Alexis Bechman
It is a day organizers hope rattles students.
From graphic crash videos, firsthand accounts of survival, hands-on demonstrations on the dangers of distracted driving and stern warnings from police officers — Project Ignition is an annual event at Payson High School designed to get student drivers thinking.
But the day may have been too much for some students with the tragic death of a student less than two months ago still weighing heavily.
Many students expressed continued grief and shock as a result of the tragic death of Saige Bloom in late January after her accelerator stuck and her vehicle careened through mid afternoon Payson traffic. Swerving to avoid crashing into a car with several children in the back seat, her own vehicle rolled and she was ejected.