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Axtell HS baseball coach killed in single-vehicle wreck

AXTELL, TX — An Axtell High School baseball coach died in a single-vehicle accident while visiting friends.

Axtell ISD Superintendent Dr. JR Proctor announced the passing of Cameron Bankston in a Facebook post on Friday.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I announce the passing of our beloved coach Cameron Bankston. Last night Coach Bankston passed away in a single vehicle accident in Huckabay, Texas, while visiting friends,” Superintendent Proctor said.
“Coach Bankston came to Axtell just a single year ago, and had already made an unmistakable impact on our school. Please keep his family and loved ones in your prayers.”

Axtell ISD says they know this is a very difficult time for everyone involved, and if you or your child are in distress, please do not hesitate to contact High School Counselor Ashley Hardin through email at ahardin@axtellisd.net, and she will arrange for a virtual counseling session.

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1 person killed in 3-vehicle wreck in Independence, MO

One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Independence Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The wreck happened just before 3:45 p.m. at 39th Street and Little Blue Parkway.

According to a statement from Independence police, a 2011 Ford Taurus that was traveling north on Little Blue Parkway turned into the path of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and a 1999 Ford F-150 truck traveling south.

The driver of the Ford Taurus was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name was not immediately released, pending family notification.

Occupants in the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Ford F-150 was not injured.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

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