K-32 and County Road 1 Accident
Three people, including one KU student, were killed in a violent accident east of the intersection of Leavenworth County Road 1 and Kansas Highway 32 Sunday night, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
KHP Lt. David Porter said two cars were involved in the accident, which occurred about 9 p.m. He said witnesses and physical evidence indicated one car had been left of center at the time of the accident, meaning the two vehicles collided head on.
According to a KHP report, a 2008 Subaru Impreza was eastbound on K-32 when it attempted to pass a 2009 Honda Odyssey, also headed eastbound. The Impreza collided head-on with a 2002 Saturn sedan that was westbound on K-32.
The accident happened about one-tenth of a mile west of 214th Street on K-32, between Lawrence and Linwood, according to the report.
Mathew Allen Nuzik, a 30-year-old Basehor man, was the driver of the Impreza. Jake Henry, a 21-year-old Edwardsville man, and Stephanie Marie Conn, a 22-year-old KU student who graduated from Bonner Springs High School but is listed as living in Lawrence, were in the Saturn.
All three people in the two vehicles that collided died at the scene. The driver of the Odyssey, Matthew Svoboda, 38, of Linwood, was not injured.
Traffic on K-32 was stopped at County Road 1 and 214th Street for several hours while emergency crews attempted to determine what happened.
A LifeStar helicopter was sent to the scene but was not needed because there were no survivors.