Funeral set for mom, 2 kids killed in Minn. crash

Published 7:58 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A funeral is set for a woman and her two young daughters killed in a crash during a winter storm in central Minnesota.

Thirty-one-year-old Melissa Lorenz and her daughters — 10-year-old Angela and 7-year-old Desiree — died Monday night on Highway 27 just west of Little Falls.

Services will be next Monday at 10 a.m. at Living Hope Church in Little Falls.

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The Minnesota State Patrol says Lorenz’s sport utility vehicle was heading west on the two-lane highway when it crossed into oncoming traffic, striking an eastbound pickup truck head-on. Another pickup then hit both vehicles.

The girls’ father, Scott Lorenz, told the St. Cloud Times on Wednesday that he is still trying to come to terms with the loss.