Tributes paid by family and friends have revealed more details about the 6 people killed in a wrong-way crash on I-90 southeast of Rochester early Friday morning.
Ester Peters, 47, of Rochester, and two of her children, Christopher Peterson, 26, also of Rochester, and Shayla Peterson, 23, of Paynesville, were killed after their Chrysler Sebring was struck head-on by a Ford Focus traveling in the wrong direction.
Killed in the Focus were Sheila Eagle, 54, Tamara Lynne Eagle, 29, and Nyobee Eagle Richardson, 11, of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
A GoFundMe launched for the Eagle family reveals that at the time of the crash, the three were heading to a family funeral in Huron, South Dakota.
"Nyobee was a beautiful child who always wanted to be a doctor, and was approaching her 12th birthday in September," the GoFundMe says.
"Tamara will always be remembered as a dedicated mother, loving daughter, and avid pet lover. Sheila was truly the heart and soul of the Eagle family, as a licensed LPN, this dedicated nurse was always there for her friends and family."
At this stage, it's not known how the Eagles' vehicle came to be going in the wrong direction. Sheila Eagle, who was driving, and Tamara Eagle were not wearing seatbelts prior to the crash.
Family have also paid tribute to the victims in the Sebring, with a family friend telling WCCO that Esther Peters and Christopher Peterson were on their way back home after picking up Shayla Peterson in western Minnesota.
She noted that Esther had previously beaten cancer, while Shayla had herself overcome some health problems.