Family loses business after death of teen

Published On: Mar 28 2013 09:09:09 AM CDT
BYRON, Minn. (AP) -

A benefit in honor of a southeastern Minnesota teenager killed in a traffic crash has been expanded to help her family who this week lost its furniture business in a fire.

The May 5th benefit was organized to raise money for a scholarship in the name of Deej Logan, a 17-year-old killed on the first day of her senior year at Byron High School last September. The scholarship is to be awarded at her classmates' graduation this spring.

On Tuesday, fire destroyed Logan's Furniture, north of Byron. The family business sold hand-made furniture. Fire officials say the building and equipment is a total loss.

Benefit organizer, Bob Eustice, tells the Post-Bulletin the Logan family is devastated, both emotionally and financially. He says the fundraiser will now be in honor of DJ and in support of her family.