LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WXOW) – One day after 29-year old La Crescent resident Jason Songer died in a car crash on I-90 on Thursday morning, one friend described Songer as a person who made “everyone feel welcome”.
High school friend Sam Carlson said Songer was into classic muscle cars and fireworks, and when he heard about Thursday's tragedy, he described it as “gut-wrenching”, and was speechless.
Carlson said it is best to remember Songer for the good memories. “When Jason would come into a room, you had no choice but to smile because of his great outlook on life. He was always positive and always in a good mood. Jason was always Jason, and he was very well-liked,” Carlson said.
Songer and Carlson both graduated from La Crescent High School in 2003. Carlson said shortly after he heard about Songer, he reached out to friends of Jason's, as Carlson said he felt it was the right thing to make sure everyone was ok.