Monday 26 January 2015

Funeral Services This Saturday for Mother and Son Killed in Fiery Car Crash

Funeral services will be held Saturday for the mother and son who died in a fiery collision on IH-10 near Brookshire last week.


Kendall Addison, 12, and Katherine Addison, 38, died when their disabled car was hit by an accused drunk driver last Thursday morning.

Visitation will be held 6 – 9 p.m. Friday at Riverbend Baptist Church, 27600 FM 1093 in Fulshear.  

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., also at the Riverbend Baptist Church, followed by burial at the Clemens Cemetery in Pattison.

The family is in need of financial assistance to pay for funeral expenses, and a special fund has been established at the Brazos Valley Credit Union in Katy. Donations can also be made to the Kendall Addison Memorial Fund.

Kendall Addison was a sixth-grader at Wertheimer Middle School in the Lamar CISD and a star running back for the Katy Youth Football Saints. His coaches and fellow players described Addison as “a very respectable young man (with) a bright future.”

The driver of the pickup truck that struck the Addison car, identified as 23-year-old Taylor McShan, has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the wreck.

The truck was owned by rookie Katy police officer Cody Parchman, who was a passenger at the time of the collision. Parchman and McShan had spent much of the evening prior to the wreck drinking at Mo’s Place, a Katy-area nightclub.

Parchman was reportedly too intoxicated to drive and gave his truck keys to McShan despite the fact McShan was also intoxicated and had a suspended driver’s license.

According to investigators, the Addisons were driving to Sealy just after 2 a.m. when their car had a flat tire near Peach Ridge Road, between Brookshire and the Austin County line. As Katherine Addison attempted to change the tire, the pickup driven by McShan crashed into the disabled vehicle.

According to witnesses, the truck was driving at a high rate of speed when it hit the Addison car, causing it to burst into flames. Both the mother and son died at the scene.

Parchman, who had been with the Katy Police Department for less than a month, was dismissed from the force last Friday.

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