Archive for Monday, June 3, 1991


June 3, 1991


A 22-year-old Tonganoxie woman was killed and three other people were injured in a one-car accident early Sunday in Leavenworth County.

Sandra Y. Vickers died in the accident, which occurred at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, according to Lt. Donald Murray of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department.

She was a passenger in a car driven west by a 17-year-old youth on Kansas Highway 90, about 1 miles west of Tonganoxie, when the vehicle left the road and struck two trees. Vickers was pronounced dead at the scene by Davis Moulden, Leavenworth County deputy coroner.

Other passengers in the car, Darrell Filley, Michelle Poole and Kristina Stine, all of Tonganoxie, were taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Poole, 15, was transferred to the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., with head and neck injuries and was listed in serious condition this morning.

Filley, 23, was treated at LMH and released, and Stein, 15, was admitted and released today.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was cited for driving under the influence. He was arrested and released on $232 bail. The case has been turned over to the Leavenworth County attorney's office, where additional charges are being considered, Murray said.

Services for Vickers are pending at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Obituary information appears on page 11A.

At least three other people were killed in accidents in Kansas during the weekend.

Nathan J. Beard, 18, Kansas City, Mo., was killed Saturday night when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on an Overland Park street, police said.

In Marshall County, a Bremen man died in a motorcycle crash. Jeffrey D. Holle, 22, was pronounced dead early Saturday after the accident, which occurred near a bridge on a county road in Herkimer. No other details were available.

Robert K. Setterberg, 28, Great Bend, was killed Sunday afternoon when his car was struck broadside as he pulled onto U.S. Highway 281 from a county road south of Great Bend, the Highway Patrol said. The driver of the other vehicle was treated and released.

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