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City landmarks to be lit in yellow to recall accident victims

BOSTON (AP) — Activists have scheduled a variety of events to remember victims of traffic crashes in Massachusetts.

On Sunday the Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition is organizing a series of actions to recall those who have died recently on area roads, including an elderly man killed while walking in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood and a 24-year-old man killed biking near the Museum of Science.

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Many local landmarks will be lit in yellow including the Zakim Bridge, Boston City Hall, South Station and the Government Center MBTA Station — all in Boston — and the Burns Bridge in Worcester.

There will also be a vigil on the Massachusetts Statehouse steps Sunday afternoon.


The National Safety Council says Massachusetts has seen a 21 percent increase in traffic fatalities between 2015 and 2017.