Brian Thomas Rossville Indiana: Brian Thomas Accident, Death
Brian Thomas Rossville Indiana – Chemistry teacher and former tennis coach at Rossville High School was involved in two-vehicle crash on Friday. He died from the cause.
There was fire at the scene of the accident, the officers and deputies on patrol successfully put of the Fire. Brian Thomas, 44 years old from Monticello, was traveling north on U.S. 35 in the south bound lanes of travel. The driver of the semi, Jerry Wayne Wright Jr., 39, Lafayette, was unable to avoid the collision. Wright suffered no injuries.
Brian Thomas was pronounced dead on arrival at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. However, Investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of accident.
Brian is survived by:
- his children, Trey Thomas and Kelsey Thomas, both of Logansport,
- his mother and step-father, Sally (Brown) and Keith McAndrews, Logansport;
- his father, Joe Thomas, Tennessee;
- one brother, Brad Thomas, Alamogordo, NM,
- two step-brothers, Chris McAndrews (Megan), Syracuse, NY, and Brad McAndrews (Amanda), Fort Wayne;
- maternal grandparents, Tom and Elaine Brown, Walton;
- paternal grandparents, Don and Mary Thomas, Ft. Myers, FL;
- aunts and uncles, Gary Brown, Julia (Brown) Lowe, Lynn Brown, and Susan Arnet; niece, Sydney Thomas;
- nephew, Dane Thomas
- and several cousins.
Brian Thomas funeral service will hold 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6 in Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport. Friends will be received from 3 – 7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service in the funeral chapel.
Rossville Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. James Hanna wrote in response to the death of Brian, he said;
“His ability to be around kids was pretty evident and the same way with staff … we have e-sports and I think about every day he would be in there doing e-sports after school or before school starts,” Hanna said.
“We enacted our school response team and what we do is we bring together our counselors, our administrative staff and then we call — because we’re a small district—we bring others in from the area schools,” Hanna said. “The area schools are really great about providing us their counselors,” Hanna said.
“We kind of kept tabs on our kids and if our kids felt like they needed to go home, that happened — with parents approval — or if kids wanted to meet in small groups or with individual staff members or other people here to help, we allowed that to happen.”