SUMNER COUNTY, Kansas – People in Belle Plaine are rallying around three school district employees that were involved in a one-car accident Tuesday afternoon.
Jacie Seba and Jacob Mansch are both in critical but stable condition according to the District Superintendent Doctor Rose Kane.
Also, Brian Seba was involved in the accident. He was treated and released. Jacob’s service dog, Angel, was also in the vehicle but is okay.
Police tell KSN News that the car, a 2007 Chevy Silverado, was westbound on 90th Avenue North when it lost control and hit a concrete median. It happened around 4:08 p.m. The case is still under investigation.
Diane Nungesser know all three victims in the accident.
Nungesser describes Jacie as someone who is always willing to listen and help.
“She’s always got a smile on her face, she’s always happy, we’ve shed tears together, we’ve laughed together, everything,” said Nungesser.
Nungesser says Jacie’s husband, Brian coached her daughter in tee ball and was the football coach at Belle Plaine High School when he daughter was a cheerleader there.
Nungesser says Mansch lives just down the street and always makes time to stop by and say hello.
“He’s always got a smile, always got time to stop and chat, doesn’t matter what he’s doing or where he’s going,” said Nungesser.
A prayer vigil for all three victims was held at the high school Tuesday night.
Nungesser says the community will continue to rally around those she considers as integral part of this tight knit community.
“There is a lot of people pulling together and praying for all three of them that god will provide a miracle,” said Nungesser.
USD 357 Superintendent, Dr. Rose Kane, tells us that counselors were provided at district schools all day to help students and staff cope.