Minn. woman killed in Egypt bus tour crash

Published 7:25 am Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LAKE ELMO, Minn. — A Minnesota woman is among eight Americans killed in a tour bus crash in southern Egypt.

Family members say Karen St. John of Lake Elmo was on the bus that crashed into a dump truck parked along a desert road near the Sudanese border on Dec. 26. St. John’s sister, Cheryl Hecker of Green Bay, Wis., says she was an adventurer and loved to travel.

The 61-year-old physical therapist was born in Milwaukee and earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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