Carmen Ukele, 42, Marlee Ukele, 11, and Stephen Ukele, 62, killed and three people injured in two-vehicle crash on Highway 75 near Holton, Kansas

Modified Date: 
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:41am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

3 people killed, 3 others seriously injured in Jackson Co. wreck

Kansas Highway Patrol says an SUV, driving southbound, was attempting to pass another car. The SUV and a mini-van, traveling northbound, both swerved towards the shoulder to avoid colliding with each other. The two cars hit head-on.

UPDATE: Kan. high school football team copes after 3 die in crash

The Sabetha High school football team won a state championship game on Saturday. But on the way home, players Tanner and Carson Ukele were told that three of their relatives died in a two-vehicle highway crash.

Funeral services set for Ukele family

After tragedy hit the Ukele family Saturday night, services have been set for the three family members that were killed in a wreck in Jackson County.     

Complete strangers rally behind local family after tragic crash

A family who has never met the Ukeles has created a fundraiser getting the whole city involved. “We heard about this tragedy on Sunday and felt like something was pushing us to do something,” Kevin Swindale said.   

Alcohol not a factor in deadly Jackson County crash

 Investigators looking into the crash that killed three members of the Ukele family, say they do not believe alcohol was a factor. That’s according to the trooper on scene the night of the crash.     

‘Take the picture’: Sabetha woman’s Facebook post sends positive message days after fatal crash

A local woman’s Facebook post is going viral for a positive reason just days after a car crash killed three people from her community.     

Final goodbyes to Sabetha family

More than 1,100 people filled Northridge Church in Sabetha Monday morning to say goodbye to Carmen and Marlee Ukele.     

Charges filed in crash that killed 3 from Kansas family

Marie Perez-Marquez, 48, Omaha, has been charged with 3 counts of involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving and aggravated battery for the November 25, 2017 crash, according to Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller.   

Woman charged in crash that killed 3 after Kan. high school title game

Marie Perez-Marquez, 48, Omaha, has been charged with 3 counts of involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving and aggravated battery for the November 25, 2017 crash, according to Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller.   

Woman pleads guilty in Kan. crash that killed 3 returning from football title game

Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller confirmed Monday that 49-year-old Maria Perez Marquez, of Omaha, pleaded guilty in April to three misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide and one felony count of aggravated battery. 

Woman sentenced to prison for Kan. crash that killed 4 returning from state football

49-year-old Maria Perez Marquez, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced Friday to four years and one month in prison.

   

Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
People Involved: 
Carmen Ukele
Marlee Ukele
Stephen Ukele
Lee Ukele
Maria Perez-Marquez
Rosalao Perez
Roadway: 
Highway 75
City: 
Holton, KS
Area: 
Topeka, KS

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