Sedgwick residents organize fundraisers for deceased mother
Wichita area residents are raising money to defray medical costs and funeral expenses for the family of a young mother killed in a train crash.
Eighteen-year-old Taylor Sowell of Newton died Oct. 6 when the car she was driving collided with a BNSF freight train near Walton. The railroad crossing at NE 48th and Highway-50 in Harvey County did not have flashing lights or gates. Her husband and brother were injured. Both have been released from Wesley Medical Center. 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.