Russell Honors Man Killed In Elevator Collapse

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

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) - A Russell native who died when part of a grain elevator collapsed will have a permanent memorial in his hometown.

Russell High School has named a memorial patio and shelter house for Sean Banks, who graduated from the school.

The 19-year-old Banks died June 24, 2010, when part of the Russell grain elevator collapsed.

The Hays Daily News reports ( ) the memorial was introduced between the school's baseball games Monday.

The Sean Banks Memorial Patio and Shelterhouse is between the football field and baseball field. It was built using funds from Banks' memorial, with some funds coming from the school.

Banks was a three-sport athlete at Russell, competing in football, wrestling and baseball.

Information from: The Hays Daily News,

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