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Victim Remembered In Billboard


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Milwaukee (AP)--The family and friends of a woman killed by an alleged drunken driver on New Year's morning are trying to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

They plan to unveil a public service message on an electronic billboard Saturday in the Interstate 94 corridor where 34-year-old Corrie Damske, of Wauwatosa, died.

Damske was heading home at 7:15 a.m. after spending the night at a friend's when she was struck head-on by Leopoldo Salas Gayton, an alleged drunk driver going the wrong way on I-94. The timing of the billboard is targeted at the St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

Her family is expected to speak at the unveiling for the first time.

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