Naming The Dead After Tragic Westport KCFD WRONG WAY Crash

There's a great deal to unpack in this story . . .

At the outset, there's reasonable & fair skepticism about the narrative so far . . . 

Translation and a question that has been unanswered . . . 


A swerve to avoid a collision would be understandable . . . But so far we've only been given the initial report that a collision drove the truck across the street.

Given the extreme weight differential between the truck and a smallish Honda SUV, that is impossible . . . Unless, maybe, the Honda was traveling at 500 miles an hour. 

We can only hope that nobody sends an nearby causal drug user to jail in order to find "closure" for this incident. 

And so . . . 

Remembering the dead before any character assassination begins is important for the public. 

Here's a glimpse at local tribute and the latest info from authorities, local media and mourning friends & families . . . 

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department announced all three victims in the deadly crash Wednesday, but family had previously identified the man and woman in the passenger vehicle who died.

Both the driver, 41-year-old Jennifer San Nicholas, and the passenger, 25-year-old Michael J. Elwood, of the SUV were killed in the crash.

A pedestrian, now identified as 41-year-old Tami N. Knight, was also caught in crash and killed, according to police.

In addition to her focus on photography, Knight was a research analyst for the Kansas City, Missouri, Public School District.

“Tami was so good at so many things and photography was definitely something she really excelled at both for work and for herself," friend Courtney Crutcher said. "She was an amazing photographer of abstract art."

Read more via news links . . .

Loved ones remember woman killed in crash while walking on Westport sidewalk

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Family and friends fondly remembered Tami Knight as a friend who had a passion for photography and helping others. Police identified Knight , 41, as the pedestrian who died Wednesday as she walked on the sidewalk when a Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pumper truck struck another vehicle and crashed in a building in Westport.

Three victims identified in Westport crash involving Kansas City firetruck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police have identified the three victims killed after a crash last week involving a Kansas City firetruck. The firetruck was responding to a possible weather-related fire when it was pulled off and another firetruck was dispatched instead. With lights and sirens on, the truck continued north on Broadway Boulevard.

Police identify three victims KCFD firetruck crash, Wesport building collapse

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has released the identities of the three people killed in a crash involving a Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department firetruck last week. The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.A KCFD firetruck was heading to a fire call, with lights and sirens on, when it hit an SUV.The firetruck then crashed into a building near Westport Road and Broadway.

Police identify pedestrian killed in crash with KCFD fire truck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police on Monday identified the pedestrian that was struck and killed in last week's crash in Westport that also killed two others. Tami Knight, 41, of Kansas City, Missouri, was walking on a sidewalk along Broadway Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m.

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