Commuity Organizes Fundraisers For Family Of Train Crash Victim

By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP Posted by Amanda Lanum

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - South-central Kansas residents are raising money to defray medical costs and funeral expenses for the family of a young mother killed in a train crash.

Taylor Sowell, 18, of Newton, died October 6, 2012, when the car she was driving collided with a BNSF freight train near Walton. Her husband and brother were injured. The newlywed couple's 8-month-old daughter was with a baby-sitter.

The Wichita Eagle ( reports that the Wichita venue Innovo will take cash and check donations at the door during a concert Saturday. Then on Sunday, a barbecue dinner and auction is planned at Sedgwick Grade School. Later in October, Sedgwick's Salon Halo is hosting a "Cut A Thon'' to benefit the Sowell family.

Donations also may be made to a memorial fund at Legacy Bank in Sedgwick.
Information from: The Wichita Eagle,

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