WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Family and friends of Daniel “Danny Boy” Ware are in mourning one day after a crash took the life of the six-year-old boy.
Danny and his 23-year-old father were traveling westbound on 21st Street when the Jeep they were in crossed over the yellow lines and hit a curb.
Ware is described by his family as “a loving bright child interested in music school and his native community.” In a statement from the family they said, “he was full of joy and had a smile that could brighten up your darkest day.”
The crash happened around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.
“The vehicle was traveling westbound on 21st when it crossed the double yellow line, over corrected, and struck a curb,” said Officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department. “The vehicle crossed the double yellow line a second time, over corrected, and struck a curb for a second time. The vehicle rolled multiple times and came to a stop behind a home.”
Police said Danny and father were ejected from the vehicle. The father was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Right now, police said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
“The Wichita Police Department is saddened by this tragic incident, and our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of those involved,” said Davidson.
The family has started a GoFundMe account for the boy. In a statement to KSN, the family said Daniel was known as Danny boy.