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Investigation continues into sand pit crash that killed LP grad

Posted by wlpo on June 18, 2014

A makeshift memorial with flowers sits near the site of a crash that killed 17-year-old Zachary Behrens.

The investigation continues into the death of the recent LP grad. Besides flowers, temporary fencing and roped off barricades sit in the area where police say Behrens left Boyce Memorial Drive in Ottawa, crashed through a fence and fell down several feet into a sand pit. He was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy was done Tuesday.

A statement released from LP says “the La Salle-Peru Township High School family is deeply saddened by the news of Zachary Behrens’ tragic death Monday night”.

Counseling services are being made available at the high school for students.

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