New Germany cemetery crash could cost $100,000 to fix
Cemetery record keeper says 'When you see it like this, it just really makes you feel a little upset'
The record keeper for the cemetery in New Germany is estimating it will cost $100,000 to repair the damage caused by a vehicle that crashed in a New Germany cemetery on Monday.
Besides the damage to 17 headstones, there are also landscaping issues and damage to the foundations on which the headstones rest at St. John's Anglican Church cemetery, says Adam Tipert.
He says some of the damaged headstones belonged to family members of his.
"You look at it as sacred ground and when you see it like this, it just really makes you feel a little upset," said an emotional Tipert.
"But we’ll get it back. We’ll get this straightened out and we’ll make sure that everybody’s got their stones all back in place and make it look like the way it should again.”
The crash occurred when a vehicle with four people inside went off the road on Highway 10, Monday evening around 6 p.m. The people in the car were not hurt.
Police are investigating.