Archive for Thursday, March 19, 1998


March 19, 1998


A Wellsville man was killed Wednesday morning when he pulled out of a driveway into the path of another car on Kansas Highway 68.

John A. Leroy, 22, died in the accident seven miles west of Ottawa near the intersection of Utah Road and Kansas Highway 68. A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher said Leroy was pulling his 1993 Pontiac onto the highway at 8:30 a.m. when the accident happened.

Robert Gillispie, Holden, Mo., was driving the 1970 Cadillac that collided with Leroy's car. Gillispie, 33, was driving west and Leroy was crossing the highway to turn east.

``(Gillispie) attempted to swerve to avoid hitting it, but he could not avoid it,'' the dispatcher said.

Gillispie was treated and released from Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.

According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, Leroy was not wearing a seat belt, but Gillispie was.

Tonganoxie resident

killed in wreck

The Kansas Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help in sorting out details of an accident in which a 24-year-old Tonganoxie man was killed on a Kansas City-area highway Tuesday night.

Jason Horn, 24, was driving a 1991 GMC pickup north on Interstate 435 about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when his vehicle, for an unknown reason, swerved and struck the center median, throwing Horn from the vehicle near the Midland overpass in Shawnee.

He landed on the highway in an unknown condition, but then was struck by a semi and another car, KHP Trooper Don Hann said.

Horn was pronounced dead at the scene.

He reportedly was driving about the speed limit when the accident occurred, Hann said.

Two witnesses who saw the accident could provide no information about the vehicles that struck Horn, Hann said.

Anyone who might have information on the accident is asked to call the Olathe district of the KHP at (913) 782-8100.

Lecompton voting

registration to close

Lecompton -- Lecompton city residents have until Monday to register to vote in the upcoming city elections. Registration for the election, which will choose three city council representatives will close at 5 p.m. Monday.

Residents who wish to register can do so at the Douglas County Courthouse, Lecompton City Hall and Kroeger's Country Store in Lecompton. Advance voting can be done by calling the county clerk's office for an application or by visiting the clerk's office in the courthouse. Advance voting began Wednesday. All ballots will be due by noon April 6.

Registration for other elections will also be closed to Lecompton residents after Monday, but will reopen April 8.

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