State transportation officials say a memorial for 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 on state-owned land about 20 feet from a road where Maureen Mengelt was hit and killed while jogging in April 2013. A former Lutheran bishop, Bruce Burnside, was sentenced to 10 years for Mengelt's death.
"I'm disappointed. I don't understand why someone would file a complaint, but I try to lead a life where I look for the positives. I would hope that we could have an open discussion with the Department of Transportation, and I would hope that the person who complained would reach out to me and explain their viewpoint," said Kevin Mengelt, Maureen's husband.