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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2024

         Charlie Chin Lee, Eric Bruce Hanssen, Matthew Ryan Veenstra, Hays Hans Huddleston, Roger James Baron, Richard Allen Kron, Lillian Marie LaForge, Aaron James Stomberg, Lamont Cortez Cunningham, Cole Jacob Thompson, Mahwa Hassan Adoch, Candace Lynn Berglund, Bulmaro Hernandez  Torres, Alexander Paul Jewison, Jamie Lea Jendro, Lindsay Erin Karsky, Gene Charles Walters, Eric Franchere Osten, Dan Joe Denny, Todd Robert West, Joyce Larayne Nokleby, Llewellyn Reynold Nokleby, Cody James Bennett, Porter Tait Larson, Marvin Albert Hemann, Ardis Irene Knight, Debbra Diane Pojanowski, Virginia Marie Savage, Anthony Raymond Eiden, Corey Christopher Krohn, Maya Marie Waby, Laurie Rebecca Curley Buress, Codey James Fisher, Cameron Nicholas Sokolik, Jenna Kay Marie Schweiss, Mary Jean May, Benjamin Rodriguez, Donald Charles Deleeuw, Royal William Noe, Heather Faye Ceballos, Corey Stephen Peterson, Eric Michael  White, Ronald Alan Otterstrom, Steven Craig Meyer, James Alton Childrey, Terry James  Theis, Jerry Lee Evers, Paul Eddie Arveson, Olivia Kay Marie Flores, James Douglas Sachs, Craig Allen Anson, Elvin Leigh Wehking, Donna Steffensmeier, Gary James Snook, Bekele Simursab Yrnbab, William John Dahl, Harrison Jeffrey Dahl, Kathleen Rose Patch, Karen Elizabeth Moe, Charlene Patricia Berglin, Gena (alias Gena Zapeda) Bedwell, Morgan Rae Petersen, Christopher Marshall Pearson, Bryan William Cicinelli, Cassie Evlyn Mithaugen, Elvis Gonzalez, Lenora Ingrid Tahtinen, James Loren Gades, James Donald Nystrom  Mancini, Samantha Jane Benoit, Isaac Alexander Schultz, James Robert Mork, Karl Erik Olsen, Evan John Martin, Michael Thomas Weiland, Carol Anne Iverson, Kevin Nguyen, Logan David Woock, Riley Walter Scheidecker, John Clifford Corazzo, Fern Bernice Brown, Karin Leigh O'Connor, Bobby John Weaver, Aaliyah Iron Cloud-Brown, Roger Alan Iverson, Joseph Michael Carlson, Cody Martin Prestegord, Melissa Jamileth Magana Leon, Joseph Ervin Fisher, David Lee Hendershot, Joshua Clyde Roudebush, Curtis John O'Connor, Kenneth Lee Bickel, Kurt Lee Meyer, Joseph Alexander McCullough, Jeffrey Lee Martinson, Donald Charles Wilson, Timmy James Tarnowski, Nicholas Edward Penaz, Elinor Leah Bellefy, Willard Rueben Prigge, Dennis Fred Wendell, Michael Alvin Hoffman, Dwan Pierre Long

Reported names through May 2024.​

​This year: 219 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of July 12.​

What's New?

Incident management team is ‘here to help’

 Flooding in Jackson, Minnesota ​When an emergency hits, it is immediately all hands on deck for local public safety officials. But sometimes, like during the flooding in Jackson County or the aftermath of the Iowa tornado, they need some extra hands. That's where the All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT) comes in.

The AHIMT is a team based in Anoka County whose work is coordinated by our Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) division.

Learn more in our DPS blog.

Unidentified Remains Project gives people back their names, families

 BCA scientist at work​It is devastating when a loved one is missing. That's why our Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) laboratory continues to explore and advance the use of scientific methods to help solve missing and unidentified persons cases.

We have partnered with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System as part of the BCA's Unidentified Remains Project, which helps us give formerly unidentified missing people back their names and return them to their families.

Learn more in our DPS blog.

Traveling this summer? Don’t forget your safe driving choices

Three lanes of packed highway traffic

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day have a dangerous reputation on the road. People are traveling to their favorite getaways, summer activities and vacation spots, which makes it even more important to do all you can to avoid a crash. While our Office of Traffic Safety will complete their report for the 2023 data stats, currently the numbers show the 100-day stretch accounted for 165 of the 411 traffic fatalities last year. 

Learn more about how you can help us solve the traffic fatality problem in our DPS blog.

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A tow truck driver shares his message to drivers after being hit by a vehicle while on the side of the road.