The Kansas Turnpike Authority said Friday a Topeka man had been killed in an overnight two-car collision near Lawrence.
The report was wrong. The man is alive, and sustained relatively minor injuries.
The authority released a report Friday morning, describing an overnight accident on the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence. In the two-vehicle collision, the report indicated, one of the drivers - a 31-year-old Topeka man - had died from injuries sustained in the accident.
At 3 p.m. Friday, though, officials said the fatality report was accidental, and retracted it. The retraction came after the Journal-World was contacted by officials at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, who said they had had no deaths overnight - but had treated and released a 31-year-old man for a leg injury in what appeared to be the same accident.
The error was the result of a typing error on the accident report posted online, a KTA spokeswoman said. Usually troopers dictate their reports to dispatchers and the reports are posted on the KTA Web site.
The unnamed man, 31, was driving a 1988 Honda west when it struck the back of a 1998 GMC pickup truck, about a mile east of the Iowa Street exit, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The Honda then struck the median barrier.
The accident happened at 11:32 p.m., according to the patrol.
The driver of the truck, Charles D. Seymour, 28, of Bonner Springs, was not injured.