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D.J .Logan Benefit draws hundreds


BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- It has been 8 months since the crash claimed the life of 17 year old "DJ" Logan from Byron. On Sunday, hundreds of supporters stopped by the Byron Event Center to show their support.

On September 4, on the first day of school, DJ's van smashed into the back of a school bus.  It was concluded by investigators she had been texting on her phone when it happened.

"Time passes.  It feels long sometimes and other times it feels like it was just yesterday," said DJ's mother Megan Logan.

The benefit was to raise money for scholarships in DJ's honor brought in hundreds of supporters.  "Out tragedy has touched a lot of families," said Logan.  "And we want to get the word out about the distracted driving.  And it's just great to feel the support from the surrounding areas."

Along with today's proceeds, the Logan family was presented with a check for $800, all raised by the local boy scout troop.  Along with fundraising, the goal of the day was the action that took DJ's life... texting while driving.

"We've got a couple different wristbands," said DJ's classmate Dalton Snow.  He was wearing a number of different wristbands in memory of DJ. "We've got the DJ Logan purple one,  'Always in our hearts.' And 'Don't text and Drive.  then we have the white one. 'I promise not to text and drive."

Snow admits it can be a tough habit to break.  When he does text and drive, he says the feeling isn't the same.

"I do feel bad about it because now I've lost my best friend," said Snow.

DJ's parents Matt and Megan Logan have been through a lot in recent months.  Not just with the passing DJ, but their family business also burnt down.  There is a benefit on Friday to finish a renovation project on their home that has been at a stand still.  The benefit will be hosted through Great Deeds.

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