|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1981|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2005|
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Justin David Murray Allen, 23, of Grand Island died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, as a result of a car accident in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Francis Curran will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hillside Cemetery at Wolbach, with military honors to be
provided by the Fort Riley, Kan., Honor Detail.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a wake service at 7. All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Allen was born on Nov. 29, 1981, at Grand Island to Michael Gardner and Jeanne Murray Flint.
Survivors of the immediate family include his parents, Paul and Jeanne Allen of Grand Island; a brother, Jacob Allen of Grand Island; a sister, Autumn Allen of Grand Island; and a half sister, Afton Gardner.
Also left to cherish his memory are his grandfather, James David Murray of Illinois; his grandmothers, Donna Schmidt of Grand Island and Betty Allen of Wolbach; and special friends, Tammy Rapp, Jesse and Justin Johnson, Levi Johnson
and Jaden Bailey.
He grew up in Grand Island and received his education at Dodge and Howard Elementary, Central Catholic and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 2000.
He entered the U.S. Army in August 2001, serving at Kosovo and in Iraq. He was honorably discharged in October 2003. He then joined the Army National Guard. He moved back to Grand Island in December 2003. He was employed by Riverside Country Club, Burger King during high school, Taco Bell and Diamond Truck Wash as supervisor before and following his military service.
He enjoyed electronics and automotives, pheasant hunting, listening to music and spending time with his friends. He loved babies. His lifetime goal was to open his own paint and body shop.
He was joined in death by his friend Sherry Harrison. His grandpa, Howard Allen; great-grandmother, Selma Allen; great-aunt, DeeDee Schmidt; and a cousin, Camille Townsend, also preceded him in death.
A memorial fund will be established in Memory of Justin
From the Grand Island, NE. "Independent" Newspaper:
Excessive speed contributed to the Saturday morning accident that killed two people in Grand Island.
Sherry Harrison, 25, and Justin D. Allen, 23, both of 1704 N. Park Ave., were killed in the accident, which occurred about 5:45 a.m. Saturday on the Second Street overpass, according to a press release from the Grand Island Police Department.
Hall County sheriff's investigator Quinn Webb, who is an accident reconstruction specialist, said on Monday that Allen was driving the 1991 two-door Honda Civic. Webb estimated that Allen was going 65 to 75 mph and turned the steering wheel to the right as the vehicle descended the west end of the overpass rather than following the left-handed curve of the road. It is unknown why Allen made the overcorrection.
The posted speed limit on the Second Street overpass is 35 mph. The speed limit increases to 45 mph around Old Fair Road, which is near the accident scene, police Capt. Robert Falldorf said.
The car went down an embankment on the north side of the road, and the driver's side struck a light pole, which separated the front end of the Civic from the passenger compartment, Webb said.
Neither person was using a seat belt, and both were ejected from the car, Webb said.
A Grand Island police officer came upon the accident, and neither Harrison nor Allen had vital signs when the officer found them, according to a press release from the Police Department.
There was ice on the roadway near the accident scene, but Webb said road conditions didn't contribute to the accident.
There were no witnesses to the accident, according to the press release.
Harrison was an independent contractor for The Independent and had just picked up newspapers for delivery, said Don Smith, Independent publisher.
Allen graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 2000 and was an Iraq War veteran. He was a member of the Army National Guard at the time of his death.
Created by: Don
Record added: Jan 17, 2005
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