- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

LOGAN, Utah (AP) - The city of Logan is unveiling a new statue honoring three people who died in a landslide in 2009.

The Logan Herald-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1XmlnLV) that the bronze statue of a woman and two children on a park bench memorializes Evelia Leavey and her children, 13-year-old Victor Alanis Jr. and 12-year-old Abbey Alanis.

They died after a canal collapsed, sending mud and debris roaring into their home below.

The memorial is part of a new park created after several homes in the flood danger zone were purchased and torn down as part of a legal settlement.

Parks Superintendent Ed Stephens says the $5,000 bronze statue installed May 25 was customized to represent the family. Another bench nearby provides a spot for quiet reflection.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, https://www.hjnews.com


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