Plans for a building that would commemorate the lives of four motorcyclists killed in a drunk driving crash and educate the public on the dangers of drunk driving have been canceled.
Jay Bock, Dale Aspedon, Steven Benscoter, and Dennis Chaney were coming back from the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota when they were struck by a drunk driver in a construction zone by the Little Sioux, Iowa, exit. All four died.
Andrew Schlichtemeier, who is now 23, is expected to get out of prison in Clarinda in 21 years. He was more than four times the legal limit.
The four men have come to be known as the "Fallen Four" and those that knew them have been working on getting donations for a building that would serve as a place to commemorate the lives of the four and educate others on the dangers of driving drunk.
"It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that due to a lack of support we are canceling the Fallen Four building," read a post on the Fallen Four Facebook page. It went on to say, "We will continue to bring awareness to the epidemic of drunk driving. We will never let the memory of the Fallen Four diminish and will ensure they are never forgot."
The building would have been located near the MidAmerica Motorplex in Pacific Junction, Iowa.