County copes with loss of four teens

FARLEY (AP) – Members of an Iowa community have banded together to support one another after the death of four local teenagers.

Dozens of Dubuque County community members met Tuesday night to discuss ways to cope with the tragedy. The school district invited Community Resilience Institute, a nonprofit organization, to help facilitate the community crisis recovery. The group talked about how they can accept, recover and grow from the loss.

Dawn Wilwert said she has received an outpouring of condolences and comfort since her 14-year-old son and a few of his classmates died in an accident at the beginning of August. Bryce Wilwert, Sean Kenneally, Nicholas Kramer and Mitchell Kluesner were killed when the utility vehicle they were driving was hit by a truck pulling a trailer.