Many tears and questions from Kearney wife whose husband died working on a bridge project

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal investigators returned to the scene of a fatal accident near Independence Ave. and Cambridge St.,  where an electrician, who was also a husband and father, died on Monday.

David Craven, 53, fell off a bridge at that location. His wife of more than 25 years, Linda Craven, said David was on his way home when he decided to stop and check on one of his co-workers who was working on a bridge project in Northeast Kansas City.

Somehow, while doing electrical work, Craven fell from the bridge and died during the fall.

"I want to know, did he slip and fall, or did he have a heart attack?" she wonders.

Linda said she heard the reports on the news about a deadly fall from a bridge, and then about five hours later, two police officers came to her home to tell her it was her husband.

"He's never gonna come home again, you know?" she said. "I won't be able to put my arms around him, hug him, kiss him."

David Craven has two sons and a daughter. He and Linda also have three granddaughters,  of whom he loved to take pictures.

The Cravens live in Kearney.  He will be buried in his hometown of Rushville, Ind.

"I just want to see him, you know, and the hardest part for me is just knowing he's never coming home," said Linda.

David Craven worked for Mar-Jim Contracting in Grandview.



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