POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A Wamego teen was killed in a three-vehicle crash, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.
The sheriff’s office received a report of an injury accident at about 4:40 Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 24 east of Schoeman Road. When deputies arrived, they found a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Daniel McDonald, 18, was traveling east on the highway when it crossed the center line and was struck by two vehicles heading west, the sheriff’s office said.
Officials report McDonald died at the scene. The driver of a 2006 Volvo V50 was not injured. The driver of a 1997 Ford Expedition, Joshua Asbury, 35, of St. George, was taken to a Manhattan hospital with injuries.
According to Eric Manougian, a manager at Onyx Collection, Inc. McDonald came from a family of 12, was a recent graduate of the SSPX St. Marys Academy and began studies this semester at Kansas State University. He worked at Oxyx Collection Inc, was a member of the ROTC and on Friday was sworn into the Air Force. He was also a member of the Knights of the Immaculata.
“They’re expecting him to pull up. It’s just a weird feeling you know because we all worked with him on Saturday and then we got the phone call a few hours after we left work and it just seems really surreal you know,” Manougian said.
McDonald’s funeral will be held this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.