Powerful Broken Arrow Halloween display

Posted at 8:17 PM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 21:18:44-04

Most Halloween displays catch the eye. But one Broken Arrow family took a different turn this October. 

There's a chill in the air. Kids are relishing the freedom of fall break, giving chase through a few of the joys of Halloween right around the corner.

"The message is so important for our teens and for our young folks today," Edna Posey said. 

What's usually a fun reminder of trick or treating, this year is deadly serious.

"It could really happen I mean it's real," Corey Corwin said.  "I mean yes, it's a makeup of dummies and a broke down car, but it could really happen and it happens on a daily basis."

"Not only texting, but drinking," Posey said. "My father was killed in a car accident when I was 10 and it's something that you don't quite ever recover from."

This family hopes drivers will stop, take a good look and drop the phone.

"It only takes a split second to change your whole life or the life of someone else," Posey said.

But for families who have been devastated by distracted driving, its message is powerful.

"It could be salt in the wound or it could be enlightening to them to see that somebody else is trying to get the message out," Corwin said.