Man and 3 year old killed by drunk driver

“Jon Jon” Stavers and his three-year-old son, Jonah, were killed Sunday, September 2nd, when a drunk driver, Bryant C. Hays, drove in the wrong lane of traffic and slammed into Stavers car killing both him and his son instantly.

Stavers was on Country Road 34 so he could drive through the grassland preserves to look for hawks. He and his father, Jon “Hawk” Stavers, founded the Midwest Raptor Research Fund. Stavers was also the musical director of the Children’s Dance Studio and taught music to children at his home.