Archive for Monday, April 28, 2008

BLMS student killed in vehicle accident

April 28, 2008, 1:12 p.m.

Updated: April 29, 2008, 4:12 p.m.

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 and Thursday's print edition of the Sentinel for more updates.


sredieck 10 years ago

He was one of my best friends. I wil miss him dearly(even though I have not seen him for three years). I send my love and prayers.


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