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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: 234 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of July 22.​

What's New?

Child Passenger Safety Law changes aim to protect kids

Examples of child passenger safety equipment​Car seats can be complicated. The Minnesota Legislature has updated the Child Passenger Safety Law to try to make it easier for you to know what to do.​

Our Office of Traffic Safety is working to make sure you're ready for the new rules, which mirror the American Academy of Pediatrics child seat recommendations. The law goes into effect Aug. 1.

Learn what the law says in our DPS blog.

CERT volunteers step up in Faribault during flooding

Flooded field in Faribault​When a flood hits a community like it did Faribault, Minn., earlier this summer, the amount of work that needs to go into responding and recovering can be overwhelming. While emergency services and public safety professionals jump into action, they don't always do it alone. Thankfully, Minnesotans are willing to step up to help their neighbors through the community emergency response team (CERT) program.

CERTs are coordinated with help from our Homeland Security and Emergency Management division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local partners.

Learn more in our DPS blog​.

Featured Video

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