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Lives Lost in Traffic Crashes in 2022

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         Brett Alan Delhanty, Tina Marie Hallet, Casey Roland Jones, Gary Richard Lussier, Hangasu Abdurkadir Jillo, Jeffrey Allan Sonszalla, Sandra Jane Wetterlind, Lashonda Felisia Austin, Cole Andrew Falconer, Martha Lilian Llanos Rodriguez, Daniel Joseph Fisher, Brian Edward Harper, Gordon Lee Preuss, Michael Allen Bjorklund, Brian Thomas Williams, Gene Allen Elvehjem, Arianna Mae Vos, Ryan Mitchel Hebrink, Stephanie Rose Tomann, Cheryl Ann Stauffer, Kevin Dean Ruddy, Darryl Donald Klapel, James Verner Wickoren, John Richard Bolduc, Jill Lynn Jarvi, Joshua Scott Almendinger, Karen Lynn Weldon, Joseph Daniel Heim, Nicholas David Wivinus, Troy Josef Tabor, Nathan Earl Austin, William Donald Borcerding, Tracy Lynn Frost, William Gilbert Christianson, Leroy Robert Sausman, Katie Marie Yaunick, Genaro Martinez Diaz, Priyanshi Subba, Brandon Wesley Houtsma, Scott Arlyn Johnson, Hunter Lee Robertson, Kent Arden Erickson, Jack Andrew O'Neil, Cleve Moses Brown, Payton Aaron Larson, Carol Jean Gramentz, Sharon Beth Berglund, Ronald Leroy Karg, Wesley Walter Paulsen, Ramon Lee Crews, Judith Martha Johnson, Luis Adrian Morales Garcia, Nancy Louise Mollhoff, Esther Hope Connolly, Kelly Gene Avelsgard, Tyler Kenneth Koopmeiners, Daniel John Theisen, Dean Allen Luczynski, Clay Joseph Nystrom, William Keith Schwandt, Sandip Tamang, Bret Dennis Christopherson, Michael Allen Fifield, Stephanie Lynn Hagfors, Trevor Scott May, Patricia Ann Meyer, Ann Marie Horsch, Jared Joseph Jones, Michael John Holthaus, Orlo Anthony Balcer, Joel Oscar Bigelow, Christopher Lee Rousseau, Joshua James Kraft, Austin John Grosam, Stephen John Olson, Susan Marie Jenkins, Troy Douglas Miest, Gamal Mahmoud Elalfy, Jason Taylor Kamrowski, Donald Paul Behsman, Armin Lee Olson, Michael Allen Boisjolie, Leo Donald Elyea, Sydney Nicole Kohner, Charles Anthony Flocken, Cynthia Sophia Gomez, Robin Jennifer Grigsby, Tyler David McCloskey, Jerald Edward Fix, Wade Edward Lund, Shawn Micheal Lemburg, Earl Christopher Anderson, Leonard Carl Malberg, Daniel Leary Clark, Leah Joy Sarko, James Leroy Gander, Arlys Geraldine Hendrickson, Jeffrey Scott Kuchar, Michelle Marie Beier, Brenda Lee Schaaf, Jacob Jeffrey Starck, Tyler Adam Bonin, Sheila Marie Harel, Unique Sincere Beaulieu, Spencer Thomas Olson, Mark Kevin Richardson, Frank Ebo Eshun, Stephanie Marie Wesley, Jason Alexander Cobb, Joan Marie Hennek, Jeffrey Joe Blom, Joseph Edward Mazurkiewicz, Rick Lane Braun, Jack Kevin Dailey, Srey Tuy, Kweiwu Fang, Bradley Dean Oachs, Isiah Desmond Valle-Kirk, Frances Mary Morinville, Richard Michael Detviler, Bruce George Varner, David William Frye, Eri Nakamura, Arlan Velgene Nelson, Alan Alexander Caraveo, Louie L Slominski, Waldemar Eswein, Jeffrey Duane Weihe, Grace Katherine Olson, Patricia Ann Lemke, Randal Lee Miller, Michelle Marie Quackenboss, Ronald Francis Weber, Cassandra Marie Dolecki, Khalid Ali Mohamed, Neil Cutbank, Tucker Joseph Rautio, Debra Sue Mursch, Matthew Ryan Peter, Kristen Amber Miller, Teri Lyn Nicholas, Elbert Cornelle Robinson, Joshua Broich Wettschreck, Joseph Mathias Greeman, Susan Ann Bye-Elyea, Thomas Mark Bauer, David Jefferson Ward, Robin Elaine Matthys-Arnold

Reported names as of July 2022.

​This year: 254 deaths on Minnesota roads. Prevent tragedy. Drive smart.

Preliminary as of Aug. 17.​

What's New?


Youth Experiencing Homelessness can still get a no-cost Minnesota ID

Text: No-cost Minnesota ID Card for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Examples of vertical and horizontal ID cards

You never realize how often you need an ID until you don't have one. Even if you don't drive and don't need a driver's license, you need government-issued identification to apply for a job, purchase certain cold medicines or open a bank account.

For youth experiencing homelessness, getting that ID can be tricky. That's why our Driver and Vehicle Services division (DVS) can help those kids get that card into their hands. The best part: they don't have to pay for it.

If you know someone under 24 who doesn't have a fixed residence and needs an ID, you can help them get a standard Minnesota ID card as part of a program designed to help youth experiencing homelessness. 

Learn how in our latest DPS Blog​.​​​​

DWI Enforcer All-Stars honored for saving lives, stopping bad decisions from turning tragic

DWI All-Stars line up on the first base line at Target Field to have their photo takenMinnesota’s latest DWI Enforcer All-Star team hit it out of the park during a recent Twin’s game at Target Field. Actually, they hit it out of the park all of last year, which is why our Office of Traffic Safety (DPS-OTS) took the DWI Enforcer All-Stars out to the ball game to thank them for their hard work saving lives. Featuring 61 team members from law enforcement agencies across the state, the DWI Enforcer All-Stars kept all of us safe by taking impaired drivers off the road throughout 2021.

The All-Star team made a combined 4,193 DWI arrests across Minnesota in 2021, contributing to the more than 24,000 DWI arrests made by all law enforcement last year. Learn more about the DWI Enforcer All-Stars​.​​​

Minnesota State Patrol pilots offer eyes in the sky to keep you safe on the ground

A state patrol pilot reaches for a switch inside the cockpit of a helicopterMinnesota State Patrol troopers take to the skies to keep Minnesotans safe.

The team of pilots in the flight section work alongside their counterparts on the ground to look for illegal, unsafe driving. They also do a whole lot more, partnering with other law enforcement agencies, the St. Paul Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources.

Learn more about the program and the services it provides in this DPS Blog.​​​

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