Clarence alumna ('71) Rebecca Simpson Stryker was killed in a motor vehicle accident on November 26, 2013, along with her husband and a son (one of twins). May they rest in peace. Strength and comfort to the surviving children and family.
From various sources:
Three members of an Allen family were killed when their van collided head-on with a car on a highway in a remote area of northern Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety identified those killed as 60-year-old Rebecca Simpson Stryker, 56-year-old James Lee Stryker and 16-year-old Travis Stryker.
A twin brother of the teenager, 16-year-old Austin Stryker, was seriously injured and hospitalized in Flagstaff. NBC 5 learned that his sister flew to Arizona to be with him.
The family was heading to a hockey tournament for the twin boys in Las Vegas when the crash happened.
The DPS said a car that crossed the center line first collided with a second car before it collided with the Strykers' van.
The DPS said two people in the car that crossed the center line also were injured.
The accident occurred on US 89A near the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. The DPS said cause of the accident is under investigation.
According to family friends, the Stryker family had just visited the Grand Canyon and was on their way to a hockey tournament for the teenagers in Las Vegas.
The Dallas Junior Hockey Association has started a fund for the Stryker family. You can find it on their website at www.djha.com. A family friend also told NBC 5, Austin could be back in North Texas as early as this week. The Dallas Stars plan to honor the Stryker family at Friday’s home game versus the Chicago Blackhawks.
There is a page for the Stryker Family on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Strykermemorial
FUNERAL SERVICES ARE WEDNESDAY, December 4, 2013 AT 3:00 AT
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