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Forum staff reports, Published January 14 2013

Vehicle of West Fargo family killed in DUI crash to be displayed at Capitol

BISMARCK – Relatives of a family that died in a crash last summer caused by a drunken driver have donated the family’s wrecked car to the Safe Communities Coalition for educational purposes.

Aaron and Allison Deutscher, their 18-month-old daughter, Brielle, and an unborn child were killed July 6 just west of Jamestown on Interstate 94. The drunken driver who was heading the wrong way on I-94 at the time was also killed in the crash.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the Safe Com-munities Coalition will display the Deutschers’ car at the west entrance of the North Dakota Capitol for “Law Day.”

The display is intended to give lawmakers an oppor-tunity to see first-hand the tragic result of drunken driving. The car will also be the centerpiece of a traveling display.

The display was made possible by a donation from AAA clubs in North Dakota and Minnesota.

North Dakota lawmak-ers will consider proposals to toughen drunken driving laws in this year’s legislative session.