- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - State transportation officials say a memorial to a woman killed by a drunken driver must be removed in Sun Prairie because someone complained about it.

Department of Transportation rules say that the memorial must be removed, even if just one person complains.

An elevated bronze plaque is located on state-owned land about 20 feet from a road where Maureen Mengelt was struck and killed while jogging in April 2013. A former Lutheran bishop, Bruce Burnside, was sentenced to 10 years for Mengelt’s death.

Sun Prairie Administrator Aaron Oppenheimer tells the State Journal (https://bit.ly/1uW8ZA2 ) says the city will work with the Mengelt family and the memorial organizers to find another place for it.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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