Archive for Monday, March 3, 2008

Service to be held Tuesday in Tonganoxie for man killed in Thursday vehicle accident

March 3, 2008

A memorial service for a Tonganoxie man killed in a Thursday accident east of Tonganoxie will be held Tuesday.

The service, for William Washington, 37, will be at 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Family Worship, Sixth and Church streets in Tonganoxie.

Donations to the family may be sent to Cornerstone Family Worship, 128 E. Sixth, or donated at the service.

All donations will go to the Washington family to cover the expenses of the burial and transportation, which will take place in Mississippi, where Washington was from.

Washington was killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 206th Street (County Road 25) and U.S. Highway 24-40, which is less than a mile east of Tonganoxie.

Washington was driving a 1996 Ford Windstar facing north on 206th Street when he failed to yield to a semitruck driven by Ervin McKibben, 57, Mayetta, who was traveling east on U.S. 24-40. The semi struck the van on the driver's side. The airbag deployed in Washington's van during the accident. He was not wearing a seatbelt, reports said.

McKibben, was not injured. There were no passengers.

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