Washburn student killed in car wreck during Fall Break

On Sunday, September 28, Washburn University student Christopher Partee lost his life in a car accident on Interstate 35 in Carter County, Oklahoma.

According to reports, an un­known vehicle attempted a U-turn in front of the 2002 Ford Expedition that Partee was a passenger in.

The driver of the Expedition, 26-year-old Sevon Covington, of Topeka, swerved to avoid the car, causing the SUV to roll.

Covington and another pas­senger, 26-year-old Terrell Ter­ry, of Topeka, were treated and released from an area hospital. Partee was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Police say all three men were wearing seat belts.

Partee, who lived in Law­rence, was an International Business and Marketing student and was enrolled in Mass Media courses as well.

Known to his friends as “8Ball,” Partee was president and CEO of Sensation Global LLC, a talent management and promotions company found­ed in 2009. Through Sensation Global, Partee represented local hip-hop artist T-Rell.

Partee is survived by his mother, two brothers and two sisters. He was laid to rest on October 4 at Southwoods Me­morial Park in Memphis, Tenn.

A celebration of the life of Christopher Partee will be held on October 11 at the Antioch Family Life Center, located at 1921 SE Indiana St. in Topeka.

The Washburn Review would like to extend our condolenc­es to the friends and family of Christopher Partee.