The Crossing
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The Crossing

I was the sole designer for a memorial project on a tragic school bus accident that killed 20 children in 1961. The interactive project utilized CSS, Flash and advanced Javascript functionality. During it's distribution online it was the most popular content one the site beating the popular Broncos online coverage. The interactive project was deleted along with a large body of online content after the Rocky was closed in 2009.

In just seconds, 20 children died, and a community was devastated. At 7:59 a.m. on Dec. 14, 1961, a high-speed passenger train s mashed into a school bus carrying 36 students in the farm country of Weld County. It was the worst traffic accident in Colorado history. Only 16 children and the bus driver survived. We cannot know how today’s tragedies—Columbine, Oklahoma City, Sept. 11—will ripple over a lifetime. But 45 years after that bitter morning outside Greeley, we can see if not fully understand— how a single moment has the power to uncoil through decades, shaping people for the rest of their lives.

The Crossing – Rocky Mountain News

 

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