Archive for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

19-year-old KU student identified as victim in fatal accident

December 13, 2011, 12:21 p.m. Updated December 13, 2011, 3:33 p.m.


A 19-year-old Kansas University student from Changsha, China, died in a Leavenworth County car accident on Monday afternoon, according to a statement from the university.

Yujie He was in her third semester at KU and was enrolled at the university’s Applied English Center.

The accident occurred about 3:30 p.m. Monday near County Road 1 and Hemphill Road just north of the Tonganoxie/Eudora interchange on Interstate 70.

According to the Leavenworth County sheriff’s office, the woman was heading north on County Road 1 in a Volkswagen Beetle when she went to turn around at Hemphill Road and head back south on CR 1. A man driving a Dodge truck was headed south on the county road when his vehicle struck the passenger side of the Beetle. The vehicles came to rest southwest of the intersection.

Leavenworth County sheriff’s officers identified the other driver as 45-year-old Rob Linsin, of Prairie Village, who was taken by air ambulance to KU Hospital, where a spokesman said he was listed in serious condition.


John Hamm 6 years, 6 months ago

Condolences to her family and friends.

Jayhawk1958 6 years, 6 months ago

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copperdog007 6 years, 6 months ago

What info do you have that tells you that he did not know what he was doing? By referring to someone as a std reck constitutes as racism in some cases Does it? in your case. not sure. but you might be careful because he was hurt seriously and may be lucky to be alive.

So to quote jhawkinsf "Wow, really"

Did you have to say that????

May Soo 6 years, 6 months ago

So sorry and so sad for her family. A parent's worst nightmare to send their might be only child to a foreign country for school and lost her forever.

Sigmund 6 years, 6 months ago

themiddlechild (mary smith) says… "A parent's worst nightmare to send their might be only child to a foreign country for school and lost her forever."

Especially when that child is from a country whose "One-child" policy impacts 36% of it's country's population, leads to increased forced abortions, female infanticide, and violates the populations human rights. So sad.

sjsjsjsj 6 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for your link...Do you think it's proper to say this in this situation? What if this happen to you?

cherryyusj 6 years, 6 months ago

It is really sad.... She is only 19 and she is a very nice girl. Rest in peace Yujie.. 安息吧。

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