By LeaAnne Klentzman
Early last Thursday, about 2:30 in the morning, Katherine Addison, 48, and her 12 year old son Kendall Addison of Simonton were killed in a traffic accident on I-10 just west of Brookshire. According to law enforcement reports, Ms. Addison and her son were traveling west bound on I-10 when she had a flat tire. Katherine and Kendall Addison were both killed when a passing pickup truck hit their car and it burst into flames. Kendall was a 6th grade student at LCISD’s Wertheimer campus, next to Briscoe Jr High and Foster High School.
The driver of the truck that hit and killed the Addisons had been identified as Taylor McShan, 23, of Sealy. He and a friend, probationary Katy police officer Cody Parchman were reportedly headed westbound on I-10 after leaving a Katy area bar. According to reports, McShan was driving because Parchman had been drinking, however, McShan was operating the truck without a valid driver’s license.
After the accident and medical treatment, McShan was taken to the Waller County Jail and charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Parchman, the probationary Katy police officer and McShan’s passenger, was initially suspended from the police force but has since been terminated. Parchman had been with the Katy police since December of 2011. Prior to that, Parchman was a deputy sheriff for Fort Bend County.