Person killed in crash on U.S. Highway 56 was Osage County woman

An Osage County woman was the person killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 56 in Douglas County last week, according to an updated report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Tammey J. Harrison, 56, was westbound on the highway at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in a Chevy Uplander when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle drifted into the eastbound lane and the south shoulder, then flipped and came to rest in the south ditch, according to the report. The crash occurred near mile marker 417.1, which is about 5 miles east of Overbrook.

Harrison was wearing her seat belt, according to the crash report.

According to an online obituary, Harrison was a caregiver for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She grew up in the Carbondale area and lived nearly her entire life there until moving to Vassar in January, according to the obituary.

“Tammey was one of the most selfless people you would ever meet,” the obituary stated. “… She was constantly sacrificing herself and her time for others. Her family was always first.”

Harrison loved to go camping and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, according to the obituary.

She is survived by three sons and two grandchildren, all of Carbondale, and several other family members, according to the obituary.


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