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Letter to the Editor - Consider contacting American Legion for crash fatality marker


October 2, 2019


Loss of life from a vehicle crash has a devastating impact on families and friends of the victim. A loved one is suddenly no longer with us.

It has become a practice for people who have lost loved ones due to a fatal crash to express their grief by placing a memorial within the highway right of way near the crash site. While both The American Legion and Montana Department of Transportation acknowledge the need some people feel to express themselves in this way, the placement of private memorials within a roadway’s right of way is not allowed under state statutes.

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