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Archive for Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Student newspaper editor killed in car accident

October 12, 2004

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— Barbara Meyer, a senior at Kansas State University, was killed Sunday in an accident on Interstate 70.

Meyer was driving west on I-70 near the Riley-Wabaunsee county line when she was rear-ended by a semitrailer about 12:30 p.m. Meyer was then pushed across the median into oncoming traffic and was struck by an eastbound car.

The driver of the semi, Larry Bulmer, 64, of Ottawa, was not injured. The driver of the eastbound car, Angel Simmons, 20, of Topeka, was treated at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center and later released. All drivers were wearing seat belts.

Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. John Eichkorn said Bulmer fell asleep while driving.

Meyer, of Manhattan, was the opinion editor of K-State's student newspaper, the Kansas State Collegian, as well as president of the K-State chapter of Young Democrats.

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