SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — The cemetery headstone for a teenager who died in a car wreck was repossessed after a $750 bill went unpaid.
“That’s just business,” said Linda Anderson of Memorial Art Monument. “If we give every stone to everybody, we’d be out of business. They’d repossess your car if you didn’t make payments.”
Brady Conger, 17, and two friends died when their car smashed into a sport utility vehicle a year ago Thursday.
Memorial Art said bills sent to one address were returned, and the business couldn’t reach Brady’s mother, who apparently had agreed last year to pay the balance. “The end result was that there was absolutely no one who I could talk to about this,” owner Mike Anderson said.
Brady’s classmates raised money to pay the bill, and the headstone will be installed again this week.