Lucas Otto, 20, Died in a Car Crash
People around the world have expressed their sadness at this incident. Lucas Otto was an outstanding player on Springfield Lucky Horseshoes team and also excelled academically.
Arthur native Christopher Goff died Thursday morning when his vehicle was struck by a car traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 72, leading the Shoemakers to cancel Thursday night’s game against Quincy as a result.
Early Life and Education
Lucas Otto, an Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond high school baseball and football star who had been driving an automobile when it crashed onto Interstate 72 between Buffalo and Illiopolis at 1:35 AM was found dead at the scene, while another driver suffered minor wounds from the collision.
Co-Owner of the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes team and friend to all, according to a statement issued by them, his teammates mourn his loss along with all of Springfield.
Myra was born in Holdrege, Nebraska and attended high school at Buck Grove Community High School in Mattoon before graduating from Hastings Community College. She is survived by her husband Jerry; two children: Travis Mayo and Lucas Otto as well as three grandchildren.
Lucas Otto was a pitcher for the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes and an outstanding athlete at Arthur-Lovaton-Atwood-Hammond who excelled at baseball and football. At just 20 years old when he died in a car accident on Interstate 72 between Buffalo and Illinois. Lucas Otto’s body was declared deceased at 1:35 AM Thursday morning after authorities reported the collision scene as well as at hospital.
Otto begins his travels through the West by healing several bandits of their “illnesses”, while participating in a train robbery. When the Daltons tell him that they want to return to criminal careers, Otto allows them to rob another bank before helping convince a bank owner to give them money from his vault despite getting caught by RinTinCan and Joe. Otto initially wants to kill these men, but eventually allows them decide who will look after him through a game of poker.
Achievement and Honors
Lucas Otto was from Arthur and played summer league baseball for the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes collegiate summer league team. On Friday before their game at Robin Roberts Stadium at Robin Roberts Stadium they honored Lucas Otto who tragically passed away last Wednesday in a car crash. They observed a moment of silence for him.
Luke performed with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Symphonic Choir as both a soloist regionally and internationally in Greece. Additionally, Luke has played with both Eau Claire Municipal Band and Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association.
The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards recognize nonfiction that showcases literary grace, serious research, and social concern akin to its Pulitzer Prize-winning namesake’s work. For 2024’s competition there will be two Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards as well as one Mark Lynton History Prize.
Lucas Otto will be greatly missed by his teammates, friends, and son. His bright spirit brought joy into every clubhouse where he made an impression. We shall miss him greatly.
An auto accident early Thursday morning claimed the life of 20-year-old Springfield pitcher, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond graduate Ryan McCarthy. McCarthy was both an accomplished baseball and football player at his high school as well as pitching for Prospect League/collegiate summer team Springfield Lucky Horseshoes.
Otto Lucas made this unique hat in 1903. It bears his signature, with an off-white’melusine’ long pile fabric featuring silver metallic thread stitched closely in parallel lines to form trapunto patterns, finished off by black and white striped organza ribbon folded into a bow on one edge of its band rim.
Lucas Otto was an engaging baseball player cherished by both teammates and fans alike. A member of the Springfield Lucky Horseshoes baseball club in US Prospect League/collegiate summer league baseball, he died tragically this Wednesday from a car accident at 20 years old – which was reported on social media and many people expressed their sorrow over this loss across the world.
Lucas Otto’s family is grieving his sudden and tragic passing; he was an exceptionally kind-hearted young man who enjoyed sports and his family deeply. They need your support as they navigate this painful loss.