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414 Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2023

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         Ricky Lee Karsch, Matthew Arthur Weikle, Sabiriin Mohamoud Ali, Siham Adan Odhowa, Sagal Burhaan Hersi, Sahra Liban Gesaade, Salma Mohamed Abdikadir, Jill Diana Ellingson-Hegstrom, Roandi A Carias Pineda, Justin Kyle Baker, Scott Charles Burke, Morgan Marie English, Noel Raymond Ashcroft, Penny Jean Polaski, Alberto Guerra, Michael Allen Scott, Aaron Juwan Woods, Tricia Lynn Wachsmuth, Emily Rae Gerding, Tashawn Burks, Dennis Earl Brown, Shawn Conrad Tregoning, Carrie Lynn Rivero, Alexander Jack Hilsgen, Andres Antonio Castillo, William Orion Lloyd Fearn, Jordan Lee Robb Kuchera, Andrew William Hyde, Jim Fong Xiong, Spencer Davis Sommerfield, Paul Douglas Nelson, Ethan Jerome Gerads, Michael Wayne Korby, Loretta Marie Egge, Jonathan Charles Grambart, Ann Elizabeth Warner, Cameron Joseph Larson, Joseph John Spors, Kevin Donald Oehmen, Sharon Kay Evenson, Alisha Lee Holmquist, Robert Eugene Kuperus, Timothy Wayne Keller, Bruce Wild, Kjell Walter Fromberg, Anton Lewis Williams, Cristina Maria Restrepo, Harlan Albert  Mostrom, Hayden Walter Edstrom, Jennifer Lynn Miles, Adrienne Marisa Lee, Timothy Lee Stangel, Aaron Thomas Zach, Curtis Craig Sievert, Wade Louis Anthony, Nurban Ruvelsi-Perez, Scott William Lampi, Mona Lee Bengtson, Ayden Michael Brackey (Godland), Philip Michael Bonniwell, Jason Frank Kehoe, Jeffery Allie Ward, Martha Elizabeth Partridge, Sharon Ann Portner, Jordan Dennis Kramer, Brian Paul Cahalan, Gary Michael Christnach, Bu Ko, Jori Lynn Jones, Steven Gene Thooft, Patrick Brian Millan, Lowell Louis Wolff, Betty Lou Wolff, Tristan Channing Secor, Robert Charly Oliva, Eric Lee Nelson, Richard Neal Perry, Timothy Francis Pittman, Carl J Van Dera, Matthew Henry Hansen, Cimberly Ellen Hansen, Shelley Ann Morton, Justice Dawn Marie Williams, Mark Alan Tigner, Brandon Robert Host, David Thomas Borseth, Frank Stanley Golebiowski, Russell Henry Kewatt, Danielle Alyssa Ranslow, Levi Edward Savela, Edward John Taddiken, Derek David Christen, Jake Alvin Christen, Brian Hugh Nichols, Matthew Louis Reigel, Daniel Junior Soriano, Penelope Wender Thompson, Said Abdalla Mohamed, Aballa Mohamed Gudad, David Duane Samuelson, Anna Louise Purcell, Tracy Lee Wild, Dianne Marie Tyge, Joseph David Trowbridge, Madison Joy Warren, Brock Buckmaster Hascall, Catherine Regina Caron, Justin Adrian Eller, Matthew Connor Morales, Jacob Alexander Boldenow, Timothy Allen Undeberg, Jon Eric Darling, Clement John Nason, Dylan Robert Maas, Maiyang Moua, Saibert Moua, Matthew Lyle Weisbrod, Ethan Lyle Weisbrod, Alicia Amina Davison, Matthew John Strauss, Steven Francis Elton, Joan Ray Yeatman, Irma Miller, Wilma Miller, Kevin John Jurek, Daniel Dennis Riordan, Davin Wyatt Tukua, Donald Joseph Suchla, Kenneth John Blumberg, Anastasia Payne, Colleen Marie Lamberton, Romeo Antonio Thompson, Kendrick Marcel Hemphill, Benjamin Camacho, Timothy Vasilyevich Vlasyuk, William Alexander Flores-Zamora, Alexander John Ripka, Neeah Lorraine Ripka, Karl Dennis Blomgren, Robert John Wright, Mark Patrick Richardson, Edward Jack Larson, James David Orth, Tanner Duane Kugler, David Wallace Johnson, Judith Norton Little, Jacob Charles Olson, Kevin Michael Blonigen, Leo Joseph Buxbaum, Dennis Roger Krenz, Jose Antonio Diaz Barranco, Logan James Pfeffer, Steven Michael Floding, Hunter Duane Standfield, Douglas Austin Franks, Diana Leigh Farm-Franks, Charles Burton McQuay, Brett Robert Iees, Shirley Evelyn Olson, Chad William Stutzka, Scott Bernard Bolduan, David Kowalsky, Lambert Gerard Butler, Michelle Lea Bermel, Tou Long Xiong, Robert Curran, Taylor Grace Rosenfeldt, Dan Alejandro Venegas Garcia, Laarae Lynn Martine, Dale Francis Kuchenmeister, James Joseph Garcia, John Pierce McIntyre, Adrianna Marie Aguilar, Brenna Lynn Amos, Spencer Neal Streed, Nraughli Vang, Pa Moua, Rodrigo Leon Dooley, Terry Jon Pelovsky, Todd Allen Hektner, Mark Elliot Pasvogel, Bennett Ruth Whitfield, Josue Gochez Perez, Xavier Ryan Henson, Robert Douglas Lezer, Paul Brian Bakken, Jonathan Edward Jedlicka, Kay Marie Spielman, Jedd Robert Johannes, Bryan Adam Schreiner, Shalie Dawn Bucholz-Lipp, Sail Da Moo, Vernon Richard Read, Juan Antonio Herrera Rincon, Annette Renee Larson, Christian Scott Springer, Arlo Keith Lampton, Jean Aron Nelson, Wendy Gonzalez, Terry Lee Perich, Craig Steven Broyles, Tristan Jay Jaeckels, Charles Robert Gerardy, William James Clough, Melissa Anne Clough, Doris Ruth Stubson, Michael Gerard Kerns, Aletha Ione Gerken-Gilbert, Bruce Allan Mikkelson, Duane Daniel Johnson, Shaye Michael Terrill-Yaklich, Kelvin Oriel Gomez-Landero, David Lambert Scherping, Collin James Flynn, Paul Edward Craven, Christa Lynn Webster, Naomi Rene Carpenter, Arthur Melvin Jacobson, Seth Mason Rolfs, Preston Rhyn Haley, Luke Andrew Jacobs, Jason Lee Fletcher, Toby Jo Birr, Barton Ross Osgar, Bonnie Corinne Lindquist, Jeffrey Lee Leibel, Mheretab Solomon Eshete, Adoniyas Solomon Kebede, Steven Kim Peterson, Lavonne Ethel Mcgowan, Bryce Winston Skaar, April Lynn Pecchia, Lucy Lynn-Larue Pecchia, Margaret Helen Peterson, Jeremy William Otto, Jacqueline Rae Rose, Burnell Edward Beermann, Horace Darin Otis, Alexander Louis Wurl, Scott Joseph Hollencamp, Michael Gustav John Froberg, Bondalyn Lou Hansen, Hailey Ann Berghuis, Edward Mccoy Casterlow, Gary Lynn Rognrud, Rosemary Ann-Foote Lundquist, Lana Renae Tibodeau, Scott Darrel Fossum, Brilly Karen Cabrera Carchi, David Philip Norris, Gerson Edilberto Mejia Mendoza, Stacy Lee Szczepanski, Dean Nathaniel Christopherson, Ubah Mohamed Osman, Megan Rae Taylor, Kevin Michael Boundy, Elijah Michael Reardon, Sandra Joyce Hill, John Thomas Nordeen, Robert Leo Faulhaber, John Warren Johnson, Razia Sultana Qureshi

Reported names through September 2023.​

​This year: 49 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of Feb. 22.​​

What's New?


DPS expands services in 2023, making sure you get the help you deserve

A collection of photos showcasing the work of several DPS divisionsWhether you are the victim of a crime, worried about traffic safety or looking to get your driver's license, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) spent 2023 improving our services to make sure you get the help you need when you need it.

“We strive to provide timely, accurate and compassionate service to all Minnesotans," DPS Commissioner Bob Jacobson said. “Not only on your worst day or during an emergency, but when you are making important decisions like buying a smoke alarm or celebrating milestones like getting a driver's license."

Get a review of the new ways we can serve you and a peek at our plans for 2024 in our latest DPS blog.​

Honor missing and murdered Indigenous relatives each day with new special plate​

Sen. Kunesh holds up special license plateMissing and Murdered Indigenous Day of Remembrance — which is Feb. 14 each year — honors those Indigenous relatives who are missing from the lives of their loved ones. But they deserve more than just one day.

That is why the Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) Office unveiled the design of the new MMIR license plate during this year's event.

Learn more 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.