Mourning Follows Car Accident in Pine County

By KBJR News 1

September 13, 2012 Updated Sep 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM CDT

Askov, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- Thursday Pine County authorities released four names. They were the victims of a deadly car crash near the small town of Askov. Arden Edwards, Brett Larson, Catherine Peterson and Felicity Jensen died after their pick-up truck collided with a semi on Rutabaga Road.

The community is grieving and a father is in disbelief after a horrific traffic accident.

"She's our baby girl, she had it all, she had everything. She had a good attitude and a good outstanding work ethic and helped around the house. She did everything a mother and father could ever want to do," said Tom Peterson.

Tom Peterson's Daughter, Catherine is one of four young adults killed after a pick-up truck she was riding in pulled onto Rutabaga Road in front of a semi.

Catherine's brother remembers her as a shining star.

"We just always talked about the future a lot and she was talking about going to college soon," said Michael Peterson.

Near Askov, school officials are helping kids cope with the loss of three of their former and current students.

"We were able to provide support in house with our high school counselors and social worker to provide whatever the kids needed," said Central High Principal Stefanie Youngberg.

Community members also remember 58-year-old Arden Edwards, a frequent visitor to town.

"He lived with his brother and they would come into the store a couple times a week, he was a very nice guy I mean everybody liked him," said Rocky Kroon in the backroom of the grocery store he runs.

And a family is coming together, to grieve.

"We're just gathering our little family, we don't have much but we have a little family to come together. We're very close."

The accident is still being investigated by the Pine County Sheriff's Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Zach Vavricka

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