When a recent traffic accident interrupted the lives of four close friends, Madison-Ridgeland Academy responded by organizing a special blood drive to be held on campus Tuesday.
The blood drive comes after two of the school’s students, MRA seniors Cole Kirby and Peyton Horton, were involved in a July 4 accident with their friends Parker Madeo, a senior at Northwest Rankin High School, and Tyler Price, a Pisgah High School graduate. Kirby did not survive the accident and the other three were left in critical condition following the crash.
Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said it appeared the driver overcorrected and the Jeep they were driving left the road. Witnesses of the accident told police the Jeep flipped at least three times, ejecting all four men over a distance of about 50 to 75 yards. All three of the accident’s survivors needed blood transfusions.
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Where: Madison Ridgeland Academy's gym. 7601 Old Canton Road, Madison.
When: Tuesday. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
What you need: Valid ID, weigh at least 110 pounds and must be at least 17. (Donors who are 16 can donate if they have a signed form of parental consent.)
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