Law enforcement officers have arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of running away from a three-vehicle accident in November east of Lawrence that hospitalized a Lawrence woman for more than a week.
According to Douglas County Jail records, a Lawrence police officer arrested Anthony Lee Kennon of rural Lawrence Wednesday afternoon on a warrant that charges Kennon with leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman, said Kennon is the suspected driver who left the crash early on Nov. 15 in the 1800 block of North 1500 Road, which is an extension of 15th Street.
Kennon is suspected of trying to pass a car in the westbound lane of the road and causing a head-on collision with an eastbound car. The driver of another westbound car took evasive action and crashed into a ditch.
After the crash, Kennon ran away and left three passengers in his car. One of the passengers, Kyla Johnson, 22, of Lawrence, had serious injuries and was later transferred to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. She was not released until Nov. 23, a hospital spokesman said.
Kennon was booked into jail and then freed after he posted $2,500 bond. He would likely receive a summons with a court date.