Funeral services set for Topeka man killed in Highway 24 crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Funeral services have been set for a Topeka man who was killed in a fatal crash Monday.

According to Davidson Funeral Home, a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, at Topeka Bible Church for 36-year-old Dustin Keith Gillespie. Visitation will take place Friday evening between 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the same location.

Emergency crews responded to a fatal crash late Monday morning near the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports just before 11:00 a.m. a 2013 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Gillespie, and a semi were both westbound on U.S. Highway 24 about two miles east of U.S. 75 when the Volkswagen rear ended the semi.

Gillespie was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The Kansas Highway Patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt.

According to his obituary, Dustin graduated from Seaman High School in 1998. He married his best friend and love of his life Erin Broadbent Gillespie in June 2011. He was a doting, loving father to their daughter Ally.

“Ally was “the best part” of his day, and she had him completely wrapped around her little finger.”

He was a franchise owner of two Gambino’s Pizza restaurants.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Ally Gillespie Education Fund at Silver Lake Bank.

To read more about Dustin’s life CLICK HERE


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