Three Brides in Heaven
a family’s story of triumph
written by Angie Halama
The headline in the Star Tribune on January 2, 2004, said, “Three Sisters Killed in Car Crash.” The story reported that on New Year’s Day the Mayer sisters—19-year-old Krista, 17-year-old Nikki, and 12-year-old Jessica—were on their way to Willmar. They were going to a bridal party celebration for their brother’s fiancé two days before the couple’s wedding. The three were riding together in the same car, and, while making a legal pass, they hit a minivan head-on. Nikki, the driver, and Jessica, died at the scene. Krista died at the hospital.
Originally published in the Fall ’04 issue of “Deeper” – A publication from Emmanual Christian Center in Spring Lake Park, MN