Father, daughter killed in crash near Foley

Benton County authorities say a father and daughter were killed and two others were hurt after the family's minivan was broadsided by a car that failed to halt at a stop sign. Full Story
dum dums

Cook, MN

#1 Feb 2, 2011
oh thank God, no alcohol involved. that makes it all better. simple accident and the kid that ran the stop sign is sorry i am sure.
The real - NICE

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 2, 2011
Prayers to the family and friends....
johnnybread

Brainerd, MN

#3 Feb 2, 2011
The "no cop, no stop" mentality that is permeating our society today had horribly tragic consequences yesterday! This young man will be imprisioned forever by the memory of the lives lost due to his irresponsibility. Please, everybody, slow down! You are not that important to have to get somewhere in such a hurry as to put lives at risk!

Since: Dec 10

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 2, 2011
If only that stupid kid had been paying attention....such a tragedy could've been avoided. When are people going to learn to PUT THE PHONES DOWN, stop yelling at the kids, etc. and start PAYING ATTENTION?!!?!?!!! Makes me just sick.

Since: Dec 10

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Feb 2, 2011
No drugs or alcohol involved. Text messaging anyone?
HuskerMac

Litchfield, MN

#6 Feb 2, 2011
It's easy to miss another vehicle in a visual check. We've all done it. This crash will change the 19 year olds life greatly, as it did the victims and their families.

Let's hope he wasn't texting, and that it was a mistake.
Laurence Fishburne

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Feb 2, 2011
The "No alchohol or Drugs involved" mantra, needs to be adjusted to include Cell Usage.

This is just a guess, but based on my own accounts on the freeway everyday, I would say the occurance of deadly texting/cell usage is staggeringly higher when compared to drunk/drugged driving.

I would even go out on a limb and say I'd prefer a drugged or drunk person approaching an intersection where people are at risk MORE than say a person who is texting.

At least the people with chemmies in their bodies are paying attention to the road. On a side note, I get flipped-off ALL THE TIME for simply honking at people who are looking down at their phones while driving 70 on the icey freeway. Good stuff.

Since: Dec 10

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 2, 2011
Laurence Fishburne wrote:
The "No alchohol or Drugs involved" mantra, needs to be adjusted to include Cell Usage.
This is just a guess, but based on my own accounts on the freeway everyday, I would say the occurance of deadly texting/cell usage is staggeringly higher when compared to drunk/drugged driving.
I would even go out on a limb and say I'd prefer a drugged or drunk person approaching an intersection where people are at risk MORE than say a person who is texting.
At least the people with chemmies in their bodies are paying attention to the road. On a side note, I get flipped-off ALL THE TIME for simply honking at people who are looking down at their phones while driving 70 on the icey freeway. Good stuff.
I too get the "glare" when I honk, at someone who is obviously NOT paying attention. Like I AM the one who is doing wrong. People are ridiculous.
Dick L

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 2, 2011
A lot of really stupid people drive cars.
jrichards

Amery, WI

#10 Feb 2, 2011
What a shame. Failure to stop at a stop sign. No sign of alcohol or drugs. Wanna bet that it might have involved something electronic?
Huh

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Feb 2, 2011
Dick L wrote:
A lot of really stupid people drive cars.
... and have kids, and partake in our govt, and vote, and ...
Tom

United States

#12 Feb 2, 2011
Laurence Fishburne wrote:
The "No alchohol or Drugs involved" mantra, needs to be adjusted to include Cell Usage.
This is just a guess, but based on my own accounts on the freeway everyday, I would say the occurance of deadly texting/cell usage is staggeringly higher when compared to drunk/drugged driving.
I would even go out on a limb and say I'd prefer a drugged or drunk person approaching an intersection where people are at risk MORE than say a person who is texting.
At least the people with chemmies in their bodies are paying attention to the road. On a side note, I get flipped-off ALL THE TIME for simply honking at people who are looking down at their phones while driving 70 on the icey freeway. Good stuff.
I couldn't take the close calls I had every day on the freeways around the metro as a courier and gave it up for other employment. There were days I felt lucky to make it home and it was always someone with a cell phone glued to their head changing lanes on me forcing me to take evasive actions at freeway speeds.

My condolences to the families.
Foley area

Saint Cloud, MN

#13 Feb 2, 2011
I talked with my nephew (the one involved) and he informed me that he was not using his phone in any means. It was also proven that the stop sign that he ran was bent over from the snow hitting it to the point that the snow bank was was actually higher than the sign. So all you that say he is stupid, isn't that being a little judgmental? Just having to think about and be hurting over the lives he has taken should be enough punishment! He doesn't need to be called stupid or wrongfully accused of cell phone usage. We are all human and we do make mistakes. We just have to learn to forgive.
Ashley

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Feb 2, 2011
There was no use of drugs,alcohol or phone. He was on his way to see me and help me with my mothers roof. Unless you are PERFECT and have no fault what so ever you should not speak. I have drove that road 50+ times and if I did not know the Area I would have easily ran the same one. You do not know what he feels like inside and looking at him brings tears to my eyes because he would give anything to go back. Would you be as rude, crude and judgmental if he was your son/nephew/cousin? What makes you think you know a perfect stranger? You weren't there and you do not know all your facts.
Pat Flores

Tiverton, RI

#15 Feb 3, 2011
I am the sister and the Aunt of the people who were killed. It is a tragedy.They were on their way to a wrestling meet. Something they loved to do.I feel deeply for the loss of these people. I also feel for the boy who hit them. He will live with this for the rest of his life. It was an accident. There is no need for name calling.
Trasher

Longwood, FL

#16 Feb 3, 2011
dum dums wrote:
oh thank God, no alcohol involved. that makes it all better. simple accident and the kid that ran the stop sign is sorry i am sure.
Your name says it all.
Trasher

Longwood, FL

#17 Feb 3, 2011
JamieinMN wrote:
If only that stupid kid had been paying attention....such a tragedy could've been avoided. When are people going to learn to PUT THE PHONES DOWN, stop yelling at the kids, etc. and start PAYING ATTENTION?!!?!?!!! Makes me just sick.
Did God call, and make you God for a day?
victims nephew and cousin

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Feb 4, 2011
How is he doing? My prayer go out to him as well... whatever the case.

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Foley area wrote:
I talked with my nephew (the one involved) and he informed me that he was not using his phone in any means. It was also proven that the stop sign that he ran was bent over from the snow hitting it to the point that the snow bank was was actually higher than the sign. So all you that say he is stupid, isn't that being a little judgmental? Just having to think about and be hurting over the lives he has taken should be enough punishment! He doesn't need to be called stupid or wrongfully accused of cell phone usage. We are all human and we do make mistakes. We just have to learn to forgive.
Foley area

Saint Cloud, MN

#19 Feb 5, 2011
victims nephew and cousin wrote:
How is he doing? My prayer go out to him as well... whatever the case.
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My nephew is out of the hospital, but only wishes that he could wake up from this nightmare and start Tuesday morning all over again! It has been very hard for him, but he knows that we are all here for him no matter what! Just feel bad for him and everything he has to go though! Thank you for your kindness, it makes us feel better that there are people like you out there that don't judge others right off the bat! It could of happened to anyone, so thank you again!

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