, Provided by Liz Tanner
, Provided by the Neuschwander family
- April 26, 2010 - 9:31 PM
THE SOLE SURVIVOR
Sabrina Schumacher, 16, of Isanti, the car's driver, remained hospitalized in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Her boss at an Isanti pizza parlor described her as a good, reliable employee.
• Travis K. Buchan, 17, of Cambridge: Nicknamed "Trouble," Buchan, who had dropped out of Cambridge High School, actually was no trouble at all, friends said. He was laid back, soft-spoken and quiet. He loved to skateboard and play hacky sack and dreamed of becoming a rap star, writing his own rap lyrics in a notebook he kept nearby.
• Travis A. Gryczkowski, 21, of Cambridge. Known as "Griz," the Cambridge High School graduate was a nice guy who loved riding and fixing dirt bikes and ATVs, friends said.
• Stephen Tres Kendryna-Whitefeather, 16, of Cambridge. He "seemed to be turning his life around," said Jerry Johnson, a family friend. He was "like a big brother, who would do anything for you -- especially make you laugh," said Katie Jo Swanson, 18. "A happy, smart kid," friend Sam Barrow called him.
• Kelsee L. Blackledge, 15, Cambridge. "She's a really nice girl and always tried to do her best in school," said Darrin Johnson, 16, a former classmate. "She was very popular with the guys. People just liked to hang around her."
• Joshua J. Netzel, 24, of Sandstone: Nicknamed "Shorty," Netzel has a 6-year-old daughter, Taylor. On his MySpace page, he described prior struggles with alcohol and drugs until his daughter was born. He was friendly and outgoing, friends said, and enjoyed working with cars and car audio, but was focused "100 percent" on Taylor, friend Joe Marsh said.
• Aaron A. Neuschwander, 23, of Mora: Neuschwander was the father of three girls, ages 1, 3 and 6, and worked multiple jobs so he could see his daughters as much as possible, said Alix Scarff of Ogilvie, the mother of his youngest daughter. He was living with his parents in Mora and was optimistic about the future, a cousin said.
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