Jackson Co. Man Killed in Wed. Tornado Identified

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities are identifying a victim from this week's deadly tornadoes as a 62-year-old rural Jackson County resident.

The Jackson County sheriff's office says George Askren was thrown from his mobile home Wednesday night by a twister near the tiny town of Soldier.

Askren lived along the Jackson-Nemaha county line between Soldier and Circleville and had a Circleville address.

Undersheriff Danny Howerton says the storm picked up Askren's mobile home and carried it about 225 yards. The twister dropped it so that it blocked a nearby rural road.

Howerton said Askren's body was found 50 yards away from the home.

The Wednesday night storms also left a woman dead in Chapman, but she has not been identified.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19890364