SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (AP) — The Sleepy Eye public schools superintendent says counselors and clergy will be available for students and teachers mourning the deaths of four people, two of which graduated from the high school.
They died when their car lost control on an icy highway near Sleepy Eye and veered into oncoming traffic Friday night. Killed were 18-year-old John Mangen of Fairfax; 17-year-old Caleb Quesenberry, of St. Peter; 17-year-old Payton Adams of Sleepy Eye; and 20-year-old Tyler Hadley of Sleepy Eye. Four others were injured.
Superintendent John Cselovszki tells the Star Tribune Hadley graduated in 2012 and Mangen in 2013 from Sleepy Eye High School.
The 19-year-old driver of the car that lost control is still recovering in the hospital.
State Patrol Lieutenant Eric Roeske says Kansas Adams, of Sleepy Eye, was the only one wearing a seatbelt when the car he was driving was broadsided by a pickup truck after veering into oncoming traffic Friday night.
The driver of the pickup and his two children suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening.
Trudy Marshall, spokeswoman for the North Memorial Medical Center, says Adams was in critical condition Sunday. Kansas Adams is Payton Adams’ brother.