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Wreck near Basehor kills Tonganoxie teen

February 16, 2007

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Traffic accident claims life of Tonganoxie teen

Nineteen-year-old Amanda Bixby was killed in a crash on Highway 24-40 at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night just West of Basehor. Enlarge video

A collision on U.S. Highway 24-40 west of Basehor claimed the life of a Tonganoxie teenager.

Amanda Bixby, 19, was killed about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at 158th Street and U.S. 24-40.

According to the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, Bixby was driving west on U.S. 24-40 when a sport utility vehicle driven north by Ricardo De-Leon Flores, 20, Lansing, ran a stop sign and struck Bixby's vehicle.

Flores' SUV also struck another car, which had four occupants. They were not hospitalized.

Officers cited Flores for vehicular homicide, failure to yield and no driver's license. He was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

Bixby was a 2005 Tonganoxie High School graduate and the daughter of Dennis and Denise Bixby.

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mae 7 years, 2 months ago

another wreck probably caused by the people that floor it across 24/40. i have to slam on the brakes at least once a week for them. kudos.

my condolences to the family. tragic.

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countrygirl 7 years, 2 months ago

The original posting by the LJW listed that the driver did not have a driver's license. That fact is what led to speculation on whether he was an illegal alien. Interesting that they chose to leave out that information on this version.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 2 months ago

"According to a poster yesterday, the driver was an illegal alien."

Following this logic, if he had been a legal alien, you'd be calling for the immediate deportation of all legal aliens. If he had been a US citizen, you be demanding that we all deport ourselves.

This death is a tragedy, but it's apparently nobody's fault but one single driver, who has been charged accordingly.

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mom_of_three 7 years, 2 months ago

It was only stated he was an illegal alien - nobody has proof. Don't start spreading false rumors, as all those did yesterday.

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ljreader 7 years, 2 months ago

According to a poster yesterday, the driver was an illegal alien.

Another one of those gallant people just coming here looking for a better life- to take.

I put deaths caused by illegal aliens squarely on the shoulders of Bush, the Dems, and all the others (like Brownback) who refuse to enforce immigration laws.

I'd like to know who employed this illegal. He needs to be thrown in prison with his criminal labor pool..That is, if this punk wasn't here running drugs. Forgive us if we don't share your joy in you having access to cheap labor- It's costing the rest of us Americans royally. Again, my condolences to family and friends. How very sad.

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