- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) - Thousands of people have signed an online petition asking that a roadside memorial to a woman killed by a drunken driver in Sun Prairie be allowed to remain.

A WISC-TV report (https://bit.ly/Z22mT3 ) says more than 2,900 people have signed the petition. It was launched by Megan Mengelt, whose mother Maureen Mengelt was killed while jogging last year.

Former Lutheran bishop Bruce Burnside is serving 10 years for her death.

An elevated bronze plaque was placed on state-owned land about 20 feet from the accident site. The state Department of Transportation recently ordered the plaque’s removal, citing rules that say memorials must be removed if even a single person complains.

Sun Prairie Mayor Jon Freund says the city was involved in building the memorial, and he hopes it won’t have to be relocated.



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Information from: WISC-TV, https://www.channel3000.com

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