Archive for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Topeka father, son die in skid loader accident west of Perry Lake

June 15, 2011


Skid loader fatality crash

Two Topeka residents, a father and young son, died in an accident involving a skid loader Tuesday evening on the west side of Perry Lake about 6 miles east of Meriden.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the piece of construction equipment, a 1980 Case skid loader, tipped forward, ejected both occupants and rolled over. The accident report identified the two victims as Michael A. Fawl, 28, and Michael H. Fawl, 5.

The man was taken to a Topeka hospital where he later died, while the boy was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.

The accident occurred on West Shore Road North, which is just west of Yacht Club Drive.

Neither crash victim wore a seat belt.


ksjayhawk74 6 years, 10 months ago

I know there are some crazy hilly roads in that area that resemble roller coasters (seriously). Driving a skid loader down one of those roads, loaded would be very dangerous.

Robert Rauktis 6 years, 10 months ago

Families of these two? I'd read it as father-son, one family.

9070811 6 years, 10 months ago

What difference does it make? If there is another parent in the picture, that makes another family unit.

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