Crashed Car Display


The display was in high demand from several schools across North Dakota in the springs and summers of 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 as students and administrators looked forward to upcoming events such as prom, graduation & summer vacations. The general student attendance was from grades 7th thru 12th. Students and staff were mostly speechless as they viewed the wrecked vehicle where 3 people and an unborn baby all died due to the poor decision of another driver to drive while drunk. Several people, adults included, were driven to tears when they viewed in the back seat, the car seat and diaper bag, used by 18 month old Brielle. After viewing the wreck, Allison Deutscher’s father, Lynn Mickelson, addresses the student body for about 45-55 minutes describing how this horrific event has changed the lives of so many people and the fact that this entire tragedy was 100% PREVENTABLE. He does not “preach” or “lecture” on alcohol use. He speaks about people making wise decisions in their lives and surrounding events where alcohol is involved. While addressing the students, there is a high level of ‘connecting mentally and emotionally’ with the reality that this entire living family died in that very vehicle. There is a reaction from the student body that evokes several to tears and all to ‘dead silence’. A very usual comment from school administrators is that they have NEVER seen or heard a group so totally quiet throughout an entire presentation. This entire display and presentation is just one of life’s stark realities.

The following are the list of places and presentation sites for the 2017 year so far:

Note: Upcoming events on this scheduled page and on the Events 2 page will be shown as schedules are approved.

           The number of events presented at and total estimated viewers listed on Events 2 page.

Deutscher Family Memorial


Deutscher Family Crashed Car Display

Scheduled Events

DateLocation and/or EventSpecial Notes
2/21/2017 & 2/22/2017

North Dakota Safety Council Annual Conference

Bismarck, ND

Car Display & Lynn Mickelson Present

Kidder County School

Steele, ND

Car Display & Mr. Mickelson Presented

Enderlin School, Enderlin, ND

Car Display & Mr. Mickelson

Bismarck National Guard-Air Wing

Lynn Mickelson Presented


Grand Forks, Red River High School,

Grand Forks, ND ( 8-3:30)

Car Display & Mr. Mickelson


Grand Forks Central High School,

Grand Forks, ND (8-3:30) 

Car Display & Lynn Mickelson Present

Perham Turtle Fest, Perham, MN (?)

Car Display & Lynn

Mickelson Present

6/21/2017 & 6/29/2017

Fargo South Drivers Ed., (10:45)

Fargo, ND ( 2 days)

Car Display & Lynn

Mickelson Present


Fargo Police Picnic-Island Park (Evening)

Car Display


ADM Specialty Commodities Global Safety Fair, Fargo, ND (60)  (10:00 am)

Car Display & Lynn

Mickelson Present


NDSU Campus (Noon-4 pm)

Fargo, ND

Car Display & Lynn

Mickelson Present


Moorhead "Back To School Bridge Bash"

(5-10pm) Moorhead, MN (1st Ave. N. Bridge)

Car Display & Lynn

Mickelson Present



Big Iron RR Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND

Finley High School -1 pm, Finley, ND

Car Display & Lynn

Mickelson Present