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Terry Overlander holds a portrait of his daughter Mackenzie Jo. She died at the age of 18 when she got into a vehicle later involved in a rollover crash. The driver was underage and legally drunk. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Dawson dad tells of daughter's poor choice seven years after her death

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For more than seven years, Terry Overlander has continued to answer every opportunity to stand before high school students and tell a story that never fails to bring him to the brink of sobbing. He's telling it again today, this time to professionals gathered in Redwood Falls at the request of the Southwest Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths campaign to make roadways safer.


"It's about choices,'' Overlander, of Dawson, tells his audiences of all ages.

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