Memorials, Funerals for Young Men in Sleepy Eye Car Accident

Updated: 03/18/2014 8:24 AM
Created: 03/11/2014 10:54 AM
By: Megan Stewart

The small Minnesota town of Sleepy Eye is continuing to mourn the deaths of four young men who were killed in a car accident on icy roads over the weekend.

Eighteen-year-old John Mangen and 20-year-old Tyler Hadley recently graduated from Sleepy Eye High School. Caleb Quesenberry and Payton Adams, both 17, attended nearby high schools. Police say Adams' brother, 19-year-old Kansas Adams, was driving the car when it slid into the path of a pickup on an icy road near Sleepy Eye.

St. Mary's Catholic School had scheduled a Mass of Christian burial for Payton Adams; however, it is postponed. Kansas, his brother, is an alumnus of the school and is currently in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center. The service is expected to be held when Kansas is able to attend.

St. Mary's also held visitations Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning before the funeral.

Springfield Public Schools also held a prayer service Saturday evening to remember Quesenberry, who was a senior at the school.

A funeral service held at for Quesenberry took place at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The funeral for Mangen is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye.

Sleepy Eye High School held a memorial in the school parking lot Monday for Mangen and Hadley.

The four men were killed in a car accident on Friday night when their car spun out infront of another car during icy road conditions.
Photo: KSTP/File

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