Memorial Postponed For 3 Teens Killed In Crash

LEWISTON, Minn. (AP) — A rainy spring has delayed landscaping plans for a memorial garden dedicated to three southeastern Minnesota students killed in a crash last year.

Students at the Lewiston-Altura High School will now start landscaping in the fall instead of this spring.

Principal Jeff Apse tells the Winona Daily News that the project has helped students heal.

Sixteen-year-old Shauna Ruhoff, 14-year-old Katie Hornberg and 13-year-old Morgan Zeller were killed in April 2010 when Ruhoff’s pickup truck rolled on County Road 27. Police say Ruhoff was racing another vehicle, and the other driver has been sentenced to three years’ probation.

The garden was planned by students in Lewiston-Altura’s landscape design class. It will feature a walkway that branches into three separate paths — one for each girl.

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