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Family mourns kin crushed to death in US

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By SAM KIPLAGAT
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A Kenyan family is mourning the death of their son who was crushed to death and ran over by vehicles in Wisconsin, United States three days ago.

Mr Allan Odhiambo Onucko, was knocked down in the morning of January 4, as he walked looking for fuel.

Information released by close relatives said Mr Onucko, a resident of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin was doing deliveries when his vehicle run out of fuel.

He was with his brother identified as Gilbert, a lawyer practicing in Nairobi, who had visited him ten days earlier.

He decided to walk on Interstate 20, looking for fuel despite pleas by his brother that he waits until daybreak.

Information released by police department said he was crashed about 10 miles west of Waskom.

Police were later informed by motorists that they thought they ran over a body and upon examining, they found body parts scattered in a 100-meter stretch.

A relative told the Nation that Mr Onucko, who was born in Kerugoya in Kirinyaga County in 1975, was doing a delivery and decided to take his visiting brother for a tour of the city.

The family was not aware but got concerned when he took long to return. They later called the police and a few moments, the body was discovered.

Westbound traffic was shut down for hours, according to KLTV.com, following the accident.

The relative said Mr Onucko moved to the USA in 2002 and has since become a permanent resident.

He was running a tracking company identified as Arrow Expedite and also doing car dealership.

Mr Onucko is married and has two children all living in the USA with him at the time of his death.

The 43-year-old Onucko was in Kenya for five days in December and visited his parents and siblings in Homa Bay County.

He left for the USA on December 19 before his brother went to meet a client in Chicago before visiting his elder brother.​



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