Two women who survived a fatal August crash in Pottawatomie County are suing a Manhattan concrete company and a truck driver, alleging negligence in a crash that killed a 37-year-old Wamego man and his 7-year-old son.
36-year-old Jillian Tinkel, of Wamego, lost her husband Randy and son Korbin in the Aug. 11 crash. She and 34-year-old Megan Schindler, of St. Marys, were among two adult survivors in the crash, along with Tinkel’s 2-year-old son. All three sustained injuries in the crash.
The pair are seeking a jury trial and damages exceeding $75,000.
Tinkel and Schindler filed the suit Oct. 18 in Douglas County District Court, against Midwest Concrete Materials, Inc. and 44-year-old truck driver Mark Stanwix, of Lecompton. The suit alleges Stanwix was using his phone while driving the company’s truck prior to it plowing into a pickup and SUV Aug. 11 near Highway 24 and Airport Road.
Stanwix is charged in Pottawatomie County with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of aggravated battery, among other charges.2022CV000354