Two motorists killed in Forest Lake c...

Two motorists killed in Forest Lake crash

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 8, 2009, titled Two motorists killed in Forest Lake crash. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Two people were killed this morning in a two-car crash along Interstate 35 in Forest Lake, said Lt.

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Dave

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 8, 2009
I dont know the circumstances behind this fatal accident but we need to drive instead of multitasking behind the wheel. our lawmakers need to ban cellphone use when were operating a vehicle. the penalty should to be forfeiture of your vehicle cause if we dont start paying attention many more peple are going to die on our highways . I see young adults during rushour textmessaging. Its really sad
Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Nov 8, 2009
We were right behind the accident. We didn't see it but there was a red truck that went flying by us at 90+ MPH. That is a bad stretch of road. People are always flying down there. I agree with the texting but it's not only the young adults. I see people of EVERY age doing stupid things behind the wheel.
picklesnorkie

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 8, 2009
That's a bad stretch of road that happened on...I agree with the above poster about multitasking...leave it at the office and keep it off the road....for everyones safety. It's a sad sad day for some families...:(((
fruit bat alert

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 8, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
We were right behind the accident. We didn't see it but there was a red truck that went flying by us at 90+ MPH. That is a bad stretch of road. People are always flying down there. I agree with the texting but it's not only the young adults. I see people of EVERY age doing stupid things behind the wheel.
So true that every age is doing stupid things while driving. My daughter and I were almost run off the 35W freeway yesterday by an old woman lighting her cig. The old woman was going 45 mph weaving in the center of 2 lanes. Hope she dies of cancer before she kills someone with her car. I sincerely mean that.
Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 8, 2009
I agree. I let people go by me who are driving bad. I have a young daughter and have more fear of another driver than myself. You never know who is you are on the road with. I am praying for everyone involved in that crash.
Fed Up

United States

#6 Nov 8, 2009
We need stronger enforcement of the driving laws in this state. People are driving around in a fog and not paying attention. Why do these people pass their driving tests???? Get tougher Minnesota!
Peter

Duluth, MN

#7 Nov 8, 2009
Please, pray for their family.
LiberalBuster

Kenly, NC

#8 Nov 8, 2009
Dave wrote:
I dont know the circumstances behind this fatal accident but we need to drive instead of multitasking behind the wheel. our lawmakers need to ban cellphone use when were operating a vehicle. the penalty should to be forfeiture of your vehicle cause if we dont start paying attention many more peple are going to die on our highways . I see young adults during rushour textmessaging. Its really sad
But, how do you explain the drop in highway fatalities over the last 30 years?...
fruit bat alert

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 8, 2009
LiberalBuster wrote:
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But, how do you explain the drop in highway fatalities over the last 30 years?...
That may be true and it's a good thing that there has been a drop in fatalities in the last 30 years. But texting is relatively new. We all know people texting are writing a message to someone and looking at their phone/blackberry while doing so. They are not concentrating on driving. When you are going 70 mph and are looking down for a couple of seconds, well, thats enough to cross into the path of another car. MANY young and middle age people are texting daily while driving.

Maybe none of this is relative to this accident and condolences to the families involved today.
The Golf Guy

Apopka, FL

#10 Nov 8, 2009
Dave wrote:
I dont know the circumstances behind this fatal accident but we need to drive instead of multitasking behind the wheel. our lawmakers need to ban cellphone use when were operating a vehicle. the penalty should to be forfeiture of your vehicle cause if we dont start paying attention many more peple are going to die on our highways . I see young adults during rushour textmessaging. Its really sad
Great thinking Einstien, lets give the cops more authority to take our vehicles. Like you said, you don't know the circumstances, but you know what happened anyway. By the way, how do you see textmessaging, is your car really high off the ground?
Anonymous

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Nov 8, 2009
he has a good point. texting and driving is stupid however an accident can happend while doing that or changing the raido station or checking on your child in the back seat. No matter what it was, I tell my daughter that i need to concentrate 100% of the time. driving is a priveledge, not a right. either way, the families are the victims. I used this incident as an opportuinity to teach my daughter. I think she gets the point of "mommy needs to concentrate while driving".

Since: May 08

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 8, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
We were right behind the accident. We didn't see it but there was a red truck that went flying by us at 90+ MPH. That is a bad stretch of road. People are always flying down there. I agree with the texting but it's not only the young adults. I see people of EVERY age doing stupid things behind the wheel.
According to the State Patrol report, the pickup went thru the median and started rolling, and as it was rolling it hit the oncoming vehicle. They have only released the name of the passenger, which was a 20-year old male.
VRK

Hopkins, MN

#13 Nov 8, 2009
Please pray for the man and his son...this happens to be my former co-worker who was killed. He was a wonderful person and so proud of his son. Please keep his wife and family in prayer. This accident should have NEVER happened.
david covey

United States

#14 Nov 10, 2009
Fed Up wrote:
We need stronger enforcement of the driving laws in this state. People are driving around in a fog and not paying attention. Why do these people pass their driving tests???? Get tougher Minnesota!
Hey my name is david covey and i am the brother of that passenger int he crash and i really thank u for saying that u are praying cuz all these other people are saying that the driver is a peice of shit ...excuse my language but they wasnt doing 90 it wzas one of his front tires...thanks!
aunt

La Jolla, CA

#15 Nov 11, 2009
david covey wrote:
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Hey my name is david covey and i am the brother of that passenger int he crash and i really thank u for saying that u are praying cuz all these other people are saying that the driver is a peice of shit ...excuse my language but they wasnt doing 90 it wzas one of his front tires...thanks!
i am the aunt of junior sprouse, and i want to thank YOU! for letting us know more about what happened, because junior was NOT a piece of shit, he was just a boy! he was not 19, he was an 18 yr old boy.
A friend fr the past

Lamoni, IA

#16 Jul 28, 2011
Jr. Is a wonderful friend and we miss him dearly. There are not bad people in this world just bad decisions . He was not a bad person and you people should be ashamed of yourselves for making a bad decision of talking bad about him. How do you think his friends and family feel about this? Accidents will be and there is nothing you can do about it! I stand for all family and friends of Eric Sprouse when I say "be mature and give a little compassion to all who has lost someone in this tragic ACCIDENT!" We all love you Juniour. This is for you!
We Love You June

Jefferson City, MO

#17 Feb 13, 2012
June was a great person, he was the type of person that you couldn't stay mad at no matter how hard you tried. And I agree with this last person that you all should be ashamed of yourselves for saying these things. It's been over three years since this accident and I still have the same feeling as the day he passed away! And his memory will always be lived through his friends and family...Love and miss ya June!

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