Archive for Sunday, April 29, 2001

Accident kills rural Ottawa man

April 29, 2001

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A rural Ottawa man was killed late Friday in a two-vehicle accident in northeast Franklin County.

Stephen Price, 46, was killed in the accident at Tennessee Road and the off-ramp for southbound traffic from Interstate 35.

Price had just exited I-35 and was westbound crossing Tennessee Road about 10:40 p.m. when his 1990 Chevrolet Camaro was struck by a southbound 1997 Ford Ranger pickup, according to a press release issued by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.

The pickup's driver, 16-year-old Matthew Rossi of rural Ottawa, and two 16-year-old passengers -- Angela Runnells of rural Rantoul and Crystal Vagenas of Wellsville -- were transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. They were treated and released.

Sgt. Steve Lunger said evidence at the scene indicated alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. He declined to elaborate on what role it may have played.

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