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Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Perry man killed in one-vehicle rollover accident west of Lawrence

April 25, 2012, 8:33 a.m. Updated April 25, 2012, 5:26 p.m.

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One person was killed Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 40 west of Lawrence, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Patrick D. Henderson, a 34-year-old Perry resident, died after his 1992 GMC pickup truck .

Law enforcement officers were called just after 8:20 a.m., and found that the truck was westbound on the highway about six miles west of the South Lawrence Trafficway when the right side tires went off the road for an unknown reason.

It struck a Kansas Department of Transportation Chevron sign and continued into a ditch, where it overturned several times, striking a tree row and a fence, the report said. The exact time of the accident is still under investigation.

Henderson, the only passenger in the truck, was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash, the report said.

Comments

Paula Kissinger 2 years, 7 months ago

A canceled helicopter is not a good thing...

blindrabbit 2 years, 7 months ago

Travel US 40 west from Lawrence all the time, road is very dangerous, many places no shoulders, hilly. My understanding is that when the highway was designed as part of "America's Road" back in the early 20th Century, the designer wanted the road to be attractive: he chose to limit visual distractions, follow the ridge line (ala Oregon Trail Route) and provide great vistas. Problems: all this created a road that is very unforgiving, I'm amazed that there are not more head-ons and roll-overs.

John Hamm 2 years, 7 months ago

Condolences to the family and friends of the individual.

luvdogs 2 years, 7 months ago

I live on this road and you would not believe the number of people driving over the speed limit and changing lanes when they are not supposed to. I also do not understand why 18 wheelers are allowed to use this road. Shouldn't they be using the turnpike? I feel sorry for the family of the person who lost their life and my prayers go out to them.

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