Community Says Goodbye to Seaman HS Senior, Firefighter Father

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Friends and family said their final goodbyes to a Topeka father and daughter who died in a car accident last week.

American flags, fire trucks and other emergency response vehicles lined the roads around Northland Christian Church Wednesday morning to honor 41-year-old Jason Pisocki and his 18-year-old daughter, Emma Jo.

The two died Friday in a wreck near Bennington, in Ottawa County.

Jason was a volunteer firefighter for Solider Township; Emma led the department's explorer post and was a senior at Seaman High School.

Jason also worked for McElroy's. Their employees had a line of trucks outside as well, to pay their respects.

Jason and Emma were on their way home from enrolling Emma at Hutchinson Community College when the wreck happened on K-18, about three and a half miles east of Bennington.

A Kansas Highway Patrol accident report says their Neon collided head-on with a Chevy Silverado. The truck had crossed the center line to avoid a vehicle parked alongside the road, partially in traffic.

Lt. Joshua Kellerman with KHP said Wednesday that authorities continued to investigate the wreck and, once the investigation is complete, they will meet with the county attorney to discuss what charges might be appropriate against the truck's driver.

Kellerman said, right now, no charges are expected against the owner of the vehicle that was parked on the side of the road, but that could change.