An event Monday will honor the lives of people who have died in traffic crashes throughout the U.S.
The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Kabbalah Centre on Palmetto Park Road, is being held on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, according to a news release from the Dori Slosberg Foundation.
Former state Rep. Irv Slosberg started the Slosberg Foundation after his daughter, Dori, was killed in a violent crash on Palmetto Park Road in 1996. February marked 20 years since the wreck, which killed four other teens.
“Road crash victims should be regarded as victims of crime in our society,” Irv Slosberg said in the news release. “They deserve recognition, support, justice and compensation for their losses.”
Speakers at the ceremony will include U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel; state Rep. Emily Slosberg, Irv Slosberg’s daughter; and several family members of road crash victims, including family members of Jordan Parsons, a mixed martial arts fighter who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in May in Delray Beach.
The U.S. saw a 7.2 percent rise in traffic deaths in 2015, with 35,092 people killed in crashes — 2,348 more than were killed in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
When: 10 a.m. Monday
Where: 8411 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton