Walk & rally to commemorate one year anniversary of NE 75th Street drunk driving crash

It has been nearly one year since a drunk driving crash in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood took the lives of Judy and Dennis Schulte and seriously injured their 10-day-old grandson, Elias, and daughter-in-law, Karina Ulriksen-Schulte.  On March 25th, the Wedgwood Community Council and Ravenna-Bryant Community Association will hold a memorial walk and rally to mark the one year anniversary of this tragic event.  Members of the community are encouraged to participate.

The memorial walk will begin at Top Pot Donuts at 6855 35th Ave NE and end at the crash site at NE 75th Street and 33rd Ave NE.  A moment of silence will be held at approximately 4 p.m. to remember Judy and Dennis Schulte – the crash happened shortly after 4 pm last year.

The March 25th event will also kick off “Safe Roads Awareness Week,” a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness of dangers facing drivers and pedestrians on our roadways. In honor of the Schulte family, March 25th will focus on raising awareness of the need for DUI prevention and stricter DUI laws.


  • Dan Schulte, Father, Husband and Son of Wedgwood crash victims
  • Marilyn Schulte, Daughter of Judy and Dennis Schulte, Aunt to Elias and Sister-in-law to Karina
  • Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
  • Senator David Frockt, (D) 46th Legislative District
  • Courtney Popp, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Representatives from Seattle Department of Transportation, Prevention WINS, Wedgwood Community Council, Ravenna-Bryant Community Association, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Group.

 WHEN:   Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

  • 3 p.m. Walkers gather at Top Pot Donuts
  • 3:15 p.m. Memorial Walk begins
  • 4 p.m. Moment of silence at crash site
  • 4:15 p.m. Speakers Rally begins



  • Starting point: Top Pot Donuts, 6855 35th Ave NE, Seattle
  • End point: NE 75th Street & 33rd Ave NE, Seattle


  • Eckstein Middle School, 3003 NE 75th St, Seattle, WA 98115 (Front Lawn)


People interested in participating in the walk should gather at or before 3 p.m. at Top Pot Donuts.