A roadside memorial for Maureen Mengelt, who was killed by a drunken driver, will be allowed to stay in its current location in Sun Prairie, according to Kevin Mengelt, Maureen Mengelt?s husband.
Kevin Mengelt said he worked with the WisDOT to allow the memorial to stay in its current location until June 1.
Maureen Mengelt was killed last year while running near the intersection of Highway 19 and the exit ramp to Highway 151. She was struck and killed by a hit-and-run drunken driver.
The roadside memorial was placed near the spot where she died this past summer. It was paid for through donations from businesses and individuals in the community.
Prior to constructing the memorial, Jon Freund, the mayor of Sun Prairie, said the city let the Wisconsin DOT know about the project. The land where the memorial sits is owned by the DOT.