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'Garden of Hope' in southwestern MN will help family after fatal crash

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A southwestern Minnesota farm family is harvesting some nice vegetables to sell at their roadside stand this year. But they won't make a nickel off them.

Greg and Tammy Lingen and their five children have decided to turn the proceeds from their "Garden of Hope" over to another family in need of help these days.

On July 13, Christina Rave learned that her husband, their three daughters, and a family friend were involved in a car accident near Flandreau, South Dakota.

Joshua Krempges (Christina Rave's husband) and the family friend, Madyson Barbee, 11, were pronounced dead at the scene. 7-year-old Mariana Krempges died of her injuries the following night, the Argus Leader reported. Mariana's twin sister, Madelyn, and Mallory Krempges, 11, remain hospitalized.

Greg Lingen tells KELO  the vegetable money won't be staying on the farm this year: "We kind of had a meeting after this accident, and we just decided that the family could use it more than we could."

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Tammy Lingen tells KELO: "Someone out there is desperate and they've lost loved ones. I really think that everybody needs to come together and show them that they're loved and they need us."

The Lingens created a Facebook page to publicize their Garden of Hope.

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The Lingens tell KELO some of the people who've inquired about how to donate live too far away to pick up any vegetables – like, California and Washington.

There are also GoFundMe pages to help raise money for the medical expenses and funeral costs for the Krempges girls and for Madyson Barbee. Both families are from Dell Rapids, South Dakota.

Memorial services were held last week for Joshua Krempges, Madyson Barbee, and Mariana Krempges.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol determined that Joshua Krempges failed to stop his Toyota Camry at a stop sign before crashing into a pickup truck driven by a Gary Eikmeier of Pipestone, who was treated at a hospital and released, the Argus Leader says.

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