Baldwin City man killed in U.S. 59 accident

A Kansas Highway Patrol officer works the scene of a fatality accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 59 in southern Douglas County. The wreck was at the corner of U.S. 59 and Douglas County North 150 Road, two miles south of Baldwin Junction.

An 84-year-old Baldwin City resident died Tuesday evening after a collision on U.S. Highway 59, near Baldwin City, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.

Homer L. Broyles was crossing U.S. 59 on N. 150 Road when a 1999 Dodge Caravan, traveling south, struck the vehicle Broyles was driving, a 1993 Honda Accord. The accident occurred two miles south of the junction of U.S highways 56 and 59 on a two-lane section of the highway.

The driver of the van, a 30-year-old Ottawa woman, was also injured in the accident, but the injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

The accident was reported at 5:08 p.m.