Quiet conditions on rural roads can be deceiving

May 24, 2010 at 4:06 am in INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS – The sky was clear and the spring afternoon was filled with promise as four girls from Lewiston-Altura High School piled into a pickup and headed off to start their weekend.

A half-hour later, Shauna Ruhoff, 16, Morgan Zeller, 13, and Katie Hornberg, 14, were dead and Cydney Maker, 12, was clinging to life after the truck veered off a two-lane county road in southeastern Minnesota and flipped in a grassy ditch. Three of the girls were not wearing seat belts; the survivor said she was wearing a lap belt. All four were thrown from the truck. Continue reading…