Website Dedicated To Minnesota Traffic Crash Victims

By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Families of those killed in traffic crashes will have the opportunity to memorialize their loved ones in a new website being launched by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

“It’s giving families an opportunity to share stories and photos of lost loved ones who have been killed as the result of a traffic crash,” said Cheri Marti of the Department of Public Safety.

Officials hope the website will be a way for families to express their feelings of loss but also a chance for the public to learn from those dramatic stories.

“But the primary goal is really to educate Minnesotans about traffic safety,” said Marti.

The state will verify the basic information about each traffic death but families will be able to express whatever they wish. is set to launch Monday.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

  • scott

    Seriously??? Let’s “cut” spending and raise taxes! This is yet ANOTHER thing that we don’t need to spend money on! Government funded or not, this is a waste just like 8 out of 10 things government does today!

    • Richard

      Seriously???? Scott had nothing better to do today than complain online about the government? Yet ANOTHER Fatheaded Waterbaby who probably lives in his parents basement and blames the Government for his problems! Hahaha Scott likes 2 out of 10 things the government does. What are the odds Scott is still a virgin? 8 out of 10! lmao

  • Kathy

    Oh come on. It is another webpage on the state website. It might cost someone an average of 10 minutes a day, if that, to run it. It would be a way for families to grieve, tell their story. It would be a good source of information and may even save some money by providing good sources for information on the part of traffic control, and those teaching traffic safety. It might do something to help prevent more pressure on our mental health system because people become isolated when there is no venue to relieve the stress. You read in the paper about deaths on the highways but it is just quantity of people and a few names. If there happens to be an obituary that you see, then you at least partially understand the loss to the family and to the school children and to each community. No man is an island and never let it be so in this iformation age. There are so many things that we never would have accomplished without coming together as a people to get it done. I could go on.

    • Victim Du Jour

      Why not just use Facebook for this?

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