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UPDATED: Senior Dies in ATV Accident

Early Sunday morning, Shawnee Mission East lost one of its students. The Kansas City Star reported that senior Tyler Rathbun passed away around 3 a.m. after the ATV he was riding rolled over in a field.  The fatal crash happened on Victory Road just south of West 3951 Street in rural southern Miami County, KS.

When the authorities arrived, they found a Polaris ATV occupied by four other East students had rolled in a field, killing 17-year-old Rathbun.

There was a gathering at the Dunn household on Sunday and a ceremony at Hillcrest Church later that night. Hundreds came out to pay their respects to Rathbun.

There will be a service at 4 p.m. on Friday at Village Presbyterian Church, located at 66th and Mission Road, for Tyler. All Lancers are welcome. A reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym of East.

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Alex Goldman

Alex Goldman is the Online editor with Mitch Kaskie, staff writer and Sports page Editor on the Harbinger. He likes sports. Read Full »

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