Aug 16, 2022

7-year-old Wamego boy dies from injuries in 3-vehicle crash

Posted Aug 16, 2022 9:00 AM
Photo courtesy GoFundMe
Photo courtesy GoFundMe

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY—A 7-year-old Kansas boy injured in a 3-vehicle crash August 10 in Pottawatomie County has died.

 On Saturday, 7-year-old Korbin Tinkel of Wamego died from injuries in the crash that also took the life of his father, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

 Just after 5:30p.m. Wednesday, a 2015 Western semi driven by  Mark E Stanwix, 44, Lecompton, was eastbound on U.S. 24 just west of Airport Road.

The semi rear-ended a 2008 Ford Edge driven by Megan K. Schindler, 34, St. Mary's, who was slowing and coming up behind a 2013 Ford F250 driven by Randy L. Tinkel, 37, Wamego, who was stopped waiting to make a left turn.  The impact pushed the semi and Ford Edge into the pickup.

The Ford Edge came to rest on its side north of the roadway. The Ford F250 came to rest on the south side of the roadway on its roof. The semi  came to rest on the south of the roadway in a field.

Randy Tinkel was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Stewart's Funeral Home.

EMS transported a Korbin Tinkel and a 2-year-old boy in the pickup to Children's Mercy.  EMS transported a third passenger in the Ford F 250 Jillian C Tinkel, 36, Wamego, to Wamego Health Center.

EMS transported Schindler to Stormont Vail. Stanwix was not injured. The 2-year-old in the Ford was the only occupant properly restrained, according to the KHP.

Friends have established an online fundraiser to assist the family.