Tragedy Claims Toddler’s Life

August 17, 2022

Zebulon O’Neal Tasco, 2 years old of Canton, MO, died August 12, 2022 at his home in Canton. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the child was struck in Canton, Missouri, by an alleged drunk driver.

The MSHP reported that Kimberly D. Hickman, 34, of LaGrange, Mo., was making a U-turn in the 700 block of Jamison Street when she hit the toddler at 11:53 p.m.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene by Lewis County Coroner Larry Arnold at 12:50 a.m. on August 12, 2022

According to the MSHP, Hickman was arrested at 1:20 a.m. August 12 for a felony charge of driving while intoxicated and causing the death of another person and driving while intoxicated with a person under the age of 17. Hickman is being held at the Lewis County Jail.

Funeral services for Zebulon Tasco will be held August 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Life Tabernacle Church in Canton, Mo. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services. A full obituary is on page 3A.

Memorials may be made to Arnold’s Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses.