WICHITA, Kansas – The crash that killed four in Wichita over the weekend is hitting those who knew and loved the victims very hard.
Victoria Daugherty is one of the four women that hired a professional driver to take them out Saturday night.
The car crashed on the Oliver Street bridge killing three of the women and the driver.
Daugherty worked at Farha Roofing, a construction company in downtown Wichita.
Co-workers tell KSN Daugherty was the office manager and a vital part of daily operations at Farha.
Another victim, who is still in Wesley Medical Center in critical condition, is also a former Farha employee.
The company’s owner is overwhelmed by the tragedy.
“I got a phone call that two employees had gotten into an accident everything that I’ve found out has been devastating. She was someone who was extremely valuable to this company, and someone we cared about a lot,” said Ben Farha, Farha Roofing owner.
The company is working on setting up a fund for Victoria to benefit her 4-year-old daughter.
Another victim is Sara Smith. Her father died from cancer just three days before Sara passed away.
Smith was a WSU student who was just two months from graduating.
On the website set up to raise money for funeral expenses, Sara’s sister writes quote: “Sara was such a loving wonderful person, she would do anything for anyone, and was the glue of the family during tough times.”
The third victim is 26-year-old Jes Metzger. She was an active member of the United States Air Force. She also worked as a bartender at “Our Fantasy Complex.” Employees writing on a Facebook post had this to say about Jes: “She was a wonderful gal to be around.. Always had an upbeat personality and a smile to melt your heart and truly a kind person that will be terribly missed by her many friends, family and us.”
The driver, 39-year-old Andrew Montgomery, worked at Triple B’s Express and was a custodian at South High School.