Student who lost family told of crash during play

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February 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) – A college student from Sioux Falls, S.D., who lost her entire family in a car crash was told about the accident during the intermission of a school play. Greg Christy, president of Northwestern College, broke the news to Brittany Vollmer, a sophomore at the Orange City school who was watching the play.

Christy tells KMEG that it was painful to share such tragic news and it’s something no one would ever want to do. The Saturday crash on Interstate 90 in South Dakota killed James and Julie Vollmer and their children, 16-year-old Alyssa and 13-year-old Caleb.  Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Sioux Falls Christian Schools.