Bunky Echo-Hawk Survives Head-On Car Collision, Daughter Succumbs to Injuries
October 21, 2021
On Saturday, October 16, Alexie Heline Echo-Hawk died in a head-on car collision in western Kansas while traveling to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma with her father, Bunky Echo-Hawk, to attend a ceremony.
The driver, 38-year-old Christina Satana from Pueblo, Colo., was driving in the wrong direction on I-70 and hit the vehicle Alexie and her father were ridng in. The accident took place just before 1 a.m. Saturday, east of Park in Gove County, killing two people and injuring four. Alexie was 15 years old.
Bunky sustained multiple serious injuries to his eye, knee, chest and foot and was released from the hospital on Sunday with a long road ahead with needed surgery and months of recovery according to his doctors.