Husband, Wife, And Infant Daughter Killed In Car Crash On Father's Day in Jefferson County

As a child, Father’s Day is a day in which you celebrate your Father and spend the day with him. It is not a day that any child expects or is prepared to have their Father taken from them. Tragically, on Sunday, a Father, his wife, and infant daughter were killed in a car crash in Jefferson County, Kansas.

Travis Askew, Ashley Askew, and Haley, their 6-month-old daughter, were killed on US 24 in a tragic car crash as they were returning home from a day at the zoo in celebration of Father’s Day. The couple had two other daughters that survived the wreck.

According to police reports, the at-fault driver, Ronald Heston, was driving west on US 24 when his vehicle, reportedly, went off the road. He attempted to correct his vehicle back on the road. His vehicle travelled into the eastbound lanes, where it struck the Askew’s minivan.

Now, two kids, Linda who is 5 and Lilly who is 3, are left without parents. They will forever remember Father’s Day in a way that no child should ever have to, the day they lost their Father, Mother, and baby sister. The negligent driver will not face any criminal or traffic charges because he is dead.

When the life of a loved one is taken from you as a result of a negligent act of another, your life is suddenly changed – and the community loses something too. You can hold the negligent driver accountable to you, the survivor. In cases like these where the driver died, you may be able to hold not only the negligent driver’s insurance company accountable but also the estate of the at-fault driver. The community also needs you to do justice, to make certain that the all in the community know that unsafe drivers will be held accountable in court. The survivor’s justice can be sought through a wrongful death cause of action.

Sanders.Law has a multi-year history helping families who were killed, and some survived, terrible wrecks in Jefferson County, Kansas — and throughout Kansas & Missouri. If you have lost a parent, spouse, or child in a tragic accident such as this, we will help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.

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