killed in KC accident
A Lawrence resident was one of two men killed in a head-on collision on a Kansas City-area freeway on Tuesday morning.
Rick Lee Boice, 34, Lawrence, died after his 1982 Chevrolet Caprice collided head-on with a 1991 Chevrolet van being driven by John Wright, 66, Prairie Village. Wright also died in the crash.
The wreck occurred about 8:40 a.m. on Interstate 435, a few miles south of Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan., the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
Boice, who was driving north on 435, crossed the median for an unknown reason and struck Wright's van, a KHP dispatcher said.
There were no passengers in either vehicle.
It was not known whether the men were wearing seat belts, the dispatcher said.