Posted on Feb 16, 2011
Tisharria Huggins, 29, was killed in an auto accident Monday night near Pittsburg, Kansas.  Huggins was the former girl's basketball coach at Ruskin High School in Kansas City.  She led the Ruskin team for five years and guided them to a district title in 2007.  A Lenexa resident, Huggins was attending Pittsburg State University working on graduate courses and was also the assistant girl's basketball coach.

Huggins was driving an Oldsmobile Alero on 260th Road in Cherokee County when she ran a stop sign at the intersection of K-171 and 260th Road.  She collided with an eastbound Honda Civic just before 8:00 p.m.  Huggins was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the car, a 28-year-old Richmond, Missouri man was taken to a Richmond hospital for treatment.  The driver of the Honda Civic, a 22-year-old Texas woman was taken to a Joplin, Missouri hospital.  There was no report on the extent of their injuries. 

In a statement released by the Pittsburg State Women's basketball head coach, Lane Lord, "We're all in a bit of shock right now.  Tisharria was an incredible young woman and an important part of this team.  She was always working to make those around her better, and I fell blessed to have known her."

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