- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

RAY, N.D. (AP) - Family, friends and others have erected a memorial to three Ray High School students who died in a vehicle crash a year ago in northwestern North Dakota.

Dalen Dorval and Waylyn McRae, both 17, and Tanner Garman, 18, died Feb. 23, 2015, when the pickup truck they were in slid into the wrong lane on an icy U.S. Highway 2 and collided with a semitrailer.

The husband of Dorval’s mother, Michelle Stomley, welded metal tubes together to create a framework for a memorial. Friends, classmates, basketball teammates and high school faculty members helped to decorate it.

“This is a remembrance for (the boys),” Stomley told the Williston Herald (https://bit.ly/1TKD97S ). “People just really enjoy seeing it. It’s special.”

The memorial that includes a large cross and three smaller crosses on a brick base is on a small hill along the highway, just east of Ray. It has the theme “Tomorrow Was a Dream,” with the “T,” ”W” and “D” taken from the first letters of the boys’ names.

“It’s kind of how they lived a little bit. They just lived in the moment, lived for tomorrow,” Stomley said.


Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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