UPDATE: Sleepy Eye Community Mourns Death of 4 Men

Updated: 03/09/2014 2:04 PM
Created: 03/08/2014 6:57 PM

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 says Hadley graduated in 2012 and Mangen in 2013 from Sleepy Eye High School.

Cselovszki says Monday is an in-service day, but the school will be open from 10 a.m. to noon for young people who want to gather.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

March 8, 2014 (Saturday)

(ABC 6 News) -- It's hard to imagine with a nice day like today, that icy roads continue to claim lives.

This time four young men are dead after two vehicles crashed on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye.

The State Patrol says a Pontiac Grand Prix was westbound on Highway 14 on Friday when it crossed into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Dodge pickup.

There were five people in the car. The driver, 19-year-old Kansas Adams of Sleepy Eye, was seriously injured.

The four passengers were killed. They were identified as 17-year-old Payton Adams of Sleepy Eye, 17-year-old Caleb Quesenberry of St. Peter, 18-year-old John Mangen of Fairfax and 20-year-old Tyler Hadley of Sleepy Eye.

The driver of the pickup and his two children suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening.

One religious community leader said that this affects his parish and the whole town.

The community will gather tonight for prayers as they try to come to terms with this tragic accident.

Icy roads were a factor in the tragic accident that killed four young men.