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Memorial fund established for Local 1386 member

The family of Brother Curtis C. McConihay has established a memorial fund for his two daughters.

McConihay

McConihay, 32, of Local 1386 (Parkersburg, W.Va.), was killed in an accident on CSX property in Washington, W.Va., on Dec. 14.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran and lived in Southside, W.Va., with his wife, Megan, and their two daughters, Madalynn and Alexis. He joined SMART-TD in May 2015 and was a conductor for CSX.

Contributions to the family can be made through PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/mcconihay.

“Please let us keep his family in our thoughts and prayers, as his family is now our family,” said Local 1386 Chairperson W.R. Parsons. “We will keep his memory alive by remembering the good times as we are better people for knowing him. God bless his wife Megan and his precious daughters.”

His obituary can be read here.

Funds created for victims of Kelso collision

A memorial fund has been established for the three killed in a collision between a shuttle-van and freight train in Kelso, Wash., March 23.

A second fund was established to assist a UTU-member and conductor critically injured in the accident.

Killed in the collision at a private highway-rail grade-crossing were BNSF conductor-trainee Christopher Loehr, 28; BNSF locomotive engineer Thomas Kenny, 58; and van driver Steven Sebastian, 60. Critically injured was BNSF conductor Dwight Hauck, 51, a member and trustee of UTU Local 324, Seattle.

Hauck, Loehr and Kenny, who had brought a BNSF freight train from Seattle to Kelso, were passengers in the BNSF-provided shuttle van driven by Sebastian when it was hit by a BNSF freight train at the crossing. A Federal Railroad Administration investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident.

Donations to the memorial fund will be divided equally among the families of Loehr, Kenny and Sebastian. They should be sent to:

BNSF Memorial Fund 2011
Account 38430
Cascade Federal Credit Union
4035 23rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98199

Donations to the fund to aid the injured Hauck and his family should be sent to:

Dwight Hauck Fund
Account 8277835552
Wells Fargo Bank
999 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104