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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Local dies in crash

  • Amanda Michelle Wilson, owner of The Stop Nutrition Store in Chillicothe, died in a motorcycle accident near Kansas City Monday evening.
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  • Amanda Michelle Wilson, owner of The Stop Nutrition Store in Chillicothe, died in a motorcycle accident near Kansas City Monday evening. Wilson, 25, was a passenger on a 2001 Harley Davidson driven by Ryan Luscombe, 41, of Kansas City. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the accident occurred at 7:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-35 at the 32 mile-marker in Clay County when the vehicle blew a tire, causing the driver to lose control. The vehicle then overturned, ejecting the passenger. Wilson was taken to Liberty Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Luscombe, a friend of Wilson’s, was taken by private vehicle to Liberty Hospital where he was treated for moderate injuries. Wilson’s grandparents are Ralph and Louise Wilson, of Chillicothe. Amanda moved to Chillicothe to open the nutrition store and found Chillicothe and its people to be “a breath of fresh air,” according to her father, Philip Wilson, formerly of Chillicothe who currently resides in Gladstone. “She was tremendously fond of Chillicothe and decided to open a store there. She loved her clients.” Even in her death, Wilson will continue to help others as her organs are being donated to others in need. Everything that can be used will donated, except for her lungs which were damaged in the crash, according to Amanda’s aunt, Kathy Gilliland, of Chillicothe. “She was a special young girl,” she stated.

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