BLMS student killed in vehicle accident
A Basehor family was involved in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning, which proved fatal for a Basehor-Linwood Middle School eighth grader.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Joshua K. Gaffney, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene around 5:20 a.m., Sunday, April 27, on Interstate-70 near Sweet Springs, Mo, about 30 miles northwest of Sedalia.
The Gaffney's vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-70 when it collided with another vehicle driven by Maurice A. Brown, 20, of St. Louis, and overturned on the right side of the roadway.
Driver and mother, Vera Gaffney, father, Tim Gaffney and 10-year-old Amber Gaffney, were all taken to I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs with varied injuries. Vera and Amber were treated and released, while Tim was transfered to St. Luke's Hospital with more serious injuries. A hospital representative said Tuesday afternoon that he was listed in fair condition. Brown and the two occupants in his vehicle sustained minor to moderate injuries.
Services for Josh Gaffney are expected to be Saturday in Bonner Springs.
Check basehorinfo.com and Thursday's print edition of the Sentinel for more updates.