I’m drawn to roadside memorials — hastily assembled tributes to people who have died in a traffic accident nearby. This one is particularly tragic. Two friends, celebrating a birthday, end up driving the wrong way on I-494 near the botched Wakota Bridge project. It’s not known whether alcohol was involved, though that isn’t stopping anyone from guessing, and , in some cases, injecting a “serves ’em right” mentality, which adds a dose of obscenity to the tragedy .
Someone named “Tim” assembled the memorial at a stop sign at the bottom of Hardman Ave., one possible spot the girls — Charitie Foss and Brittany Stowman — might’ve taken the wrong turn.
Perhaps, Brittany goes by Sarah, judging by comments from a friend on the Pioneer Press Web site (Above link, but you really don’t want to read the comments. Trust me on this.)
A TCF bank gift card and an apparent prom picture adorn the cross. But the picture is torn.
“We all love you,” Tim scrawled.