Newton man dies from injuries following cement truck rollover

William Fairbrother, 54, Newton,  died from injuries sustained during a Monday rollover of the cement mixer truck he was driving.

His obituary stated that he died Tuesday evening following the accident.

Crews spent more than an hour extracting Fairbrother from the wreck on First Street near the Oliver intersection. The extraction was complicated by the heat, position of the cement mixer and sturdiness of its construction according to previous reporting.

Fairbrother was transported by helicopter to Wesley Medical Center, where he later died.

According to his obituary, Fairbrother attended the Sunset Elementary School, Santa Fe Middle School, and graduated from Newton High School, Newton, Kansas in 1986. He then attended CAD Technical School in Arizona. Bill was a member of the Boy Scouts of America…Bill enjoyed shooting and target practicing, going camping and fishing at Table Rock Lake, and spending time with his family, especially his great-nieces and nephews in which he would be found on the floor, playing with them.”

The obituary stated that memorials in lieu of flowers could be sent to Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas and made out to Newton High School.

Contributed photo from Newton Fire/EMS. Emergency crews work to cut and pry apart an overturned cement mixer truck that wrecked on May 5. William Fairbrother was transported to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition where he later passed away.
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