Family and friends who’ve lost loved ones in drunken driving crashes gathered Sunday in Minneapolis for a special remembrance. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organized the vigil held at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis. Candles were lit to represent those whose lives were cut short.
Friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Maple Grove Arboretum Saturday night to remember the two people killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 212 last week. Police shot and killed 36-year-old Matthew Serbus of Brooklyn Center and 34-year-old Dawn Pfister of Delavan, Wis. Their deaths followed a chase with police though Eden Prairie on Highway 212 on Feb. 7. “It’s just really shocking,” said Serbus’ friend Sarah Higgins. “You never think that’s going to happen to someone you know.”
In a place where cheering and rallying are usually heard outside the Metrodome was silent for a candlelight vigil Saturday night. “We just feel really bad about the situation and we want to just support Adrian and his family,” said Megan Tamkey from Minneapolis. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son died Friday, allegedly from child abuse by his mother’s boyfriend. “I was devastated,” Teddie McKinley from Roseville said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
A candlelight vigil is set for 8 p.m. Saturday outside the Metrodome in honor of Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son, who died after allegedly being abused by his mother’s boyfriend, according to Sioux Falls police.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday night at First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis, a candlelight vigil will be held to end gun violence in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy.