Accident: moving memorial service for trucker Kevin († 28)


Hermsdorf – It is never completely quiet at the “Teufelstal” motorway service station. Yesterday afternoon the noise of the A 4 seemed to go silent for a moment …

Around 100 people said goodbye to Kevin Winkler († 28) in a moving memorial service. The young trucker from Geringswalde (Saxony) was torn from his life on April 26th in a serious traffic accident just a few meters away. He had overlooked the end of a traffic jam and crashed into a Polish truck without braking. Kevin died instantly.

The “Road Crosses” project, which gives relatives of victims of fatal traffic accidents one last stop, came into contact with Kevin’s mother, Mandy Winkler (48), and planned the unique prayer at the scene of the accident.

Philipp Bursian and Alexandra Friedel from the street crosses project laid flowers

Photo: Karina Hessland

Organizer Alexandra Friedel: “Seven weeks have passed, the wounds are still fresh. We bring Mandy together with people who have experienced the same thing, who can help her to deal with the pain. ”Initiator Philipp Bursian (33) is also sure that the memorial service is a good way to say goodbye.

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Kevin Winkler was only 28 years old

Photo: private

A marching band played “Amazing Grace” while family, friends, companions and colleagues laid flowers at Kevin’s crossroads.

During the funeral service, one side of the “Teufelstal Nord” was cordoned off. 50 stewards and police secured Kevin’s memory.

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