Skip to main content
Publish date:

School warns students of driving dangers after recent road rage killing, fatal police chase

There has been a spate of deadly incidents on Twin Cities roads.
Author:
Driving car wheel

Such is the concern over the spate of deadly road incidents in the Twin Cities, a Minneapolis school has taken the unusual step of issuing a warning to its students.

North High School posted a messages on its Facebook page in which it states "driving in the Metro has become deadlier than ever."

"We’ve seen the widening neglect of traffic laws, the absence of traffic stops in Mpls, the car chases, the fatal outcome of a high-speed police pursuit in our city & a road rage incident turned murder on one of our highways; all in a matter of days," it says.

As the school says, the past week has seen two high-profile deadly incidents on metro roads: the apparent road rage killing of baseball coach Jay Boughton on Hwy. 169, and the death of Leneal Frazier, whose car was struck by a Minneapolis PD squad car that was chasing a carjacking suspect.

There have also been numerous gatherings of street racers – with a 19-year-old woman killed by a stray bullet at one in June – a nationwide spike in carjackings, and a worrying rise in fatalities on Minnesota roads impacting both drivers and pedestrians.

According to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, there have been 216 fatalities on Minnesota roads this year so far, compared to 156 at the same point in 2020.

Follow Bring Me The News on Twitter

The North High School post advises students to "drive defensively and with constant caution," keep their seat belts on and phones down, slow down at every intersection, and "let people go by you if they need to."

It says it has also connected its graduating seniors with legal apps "to access for their protection."

It concludes: "If someone’s driving crazy, let them be crazy by themselves & move away from them.

"Road rage is real & it’s not worth losing your life over a lane change.

"And if you’re a passenger with a funny feeling about someone, do not get in the car with them. Have a lifelong mindset. Not a minute long one."

Next Up

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

unsplash medical marijuana

Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

plow, snowplow, snow

Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

Seven Points exterior - 2

New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

white Christmas

What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

ilhan omar press conference voicemail screengrab 11.30.21

'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

Screen Shot 2021-12-01 at 11.24.09 AM

ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.

brian ingram

Woodfired Cantina closes at Keg and Case in St. Paul

Restaurateur Brian Ingram is focusing on growing his other concepts.

giant bear

Video: 'THE fattest bear we have ever seen' spotted on MN trail camera

"This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area," researchers said.

Related

hwy 169 shooting

Police release video, map of suspect vehicle in road rage killing

The family of Jay Boughton also spoke at the Friday press conference.

Woman points gun at family in road rage incident

The suspect pointed a gun at a mother, her fiance and two of her children.

police lights

Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 4.12.00 PM

Police seeking tips in search for road rage shooting suspect

The incident took place in Maplewood last week.

Warnings for motorists as Minnesota heads back to school

It's the first day back for the majority of state schools on Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2020-03-10 at 9.28.51 PM

Road rage: Police hunt motorist who fired shot at vehicle on Hwy. 100

The incident happened in Golden Valley on Thursday.

Screen Shot 2021-08-30 at 6.59.14 AM

Young male dies in possible road rage shooting in St. Paul

Police are investigating, with no arrests yet made.

Anthony Trifiletti

Watertown man, 24, charged with murder in road rage shooting

He allegedly opened fired on 39-year-old Douglas Cornelius Lewis, killing him.