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Portland’s Ghostly Tribute to Traffic Victims

Plastic silhouettes pay tribute to 135 Portlanders killed on the roads between 2004 and 2014.
relates to Portland’s Ghostly Tribute to Traffic Victims
Courtesy of Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets

In 2011, Kristi Finney-Dunn’s son Dustin was killed by a drunk hit-and-run driver. The 28-year-old was biking on Southeast Division Street; the local news reported that he died instantly.

Now, a ghostly white silhouette marks the spot where Dustin was hit. Finney-Dunn’s son is one of 135 traffic road victims memorialized in a week-long project by the Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets, of which Finney-Dunn is a member.