Archive for Monday, May 14, 2012

Two people remain hospitalized with injuries from Saturday night accident in Perry

May 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Updated May 14, 2012, 10:25 a.m.

Editor's note: The Kansas Highway Patrol originally reported that this accident occurred on Friday night.


Two people remained hospitalized Monday after a two-vehicle crash about 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Perry initially sent four people to area hospitals.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Amy J. Blacketer, 34, Leavenworth, was driving a 1994 Ford car north to cross U.S. Highway 24 onto Ferguson Road when she failed to yield to a westbound 1997 Dodge Caravan and the two collided.

Blacketer was treated and later released at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka. Her passenger, Joshua D. Goff, 26, Leavenworth, was taken to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., where spokesman Bob Hallinan said on Monday a condition update was not available.

The occupants of the caravan, Gary W. Kraus, 66, and Susan L. Kraus, 67, both of Grantville, also were taken to Stormont-Vail. Gary Kraus was released, and Susan Kraus was in fair condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said. All four people involved wore seat belts.


nlf78 6 years ago

I thought this accident originally happened on Saturday night.

George Diepenbrock 6 years ago

You are correct. We called the KHP, and they have since changed the date on their crash log. We are updating the story.

thebigspoon 6 years ago

No reason for this to be a dangerous intersection. You can see a long ways both East and West. People just don't pay attention when they cross 24 highway apparently ????

whatever95 6 years ago

Is this Susan L. Kraus the famous author?

Jan Faimon 6 years ago

Her son Adam, a Perry grad who is now with the University of Hawaii, is an astronomer recently credited with discovering a new protoplanet. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

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