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Basehor man dies in head-on collision in southern Leavenworth County

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers respond Wednesday evening to a two-vehicle injury accident at 5112 Chieftain Road, or U.S. Highway 24, in southern Leavenworth County.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers respond Wednesday evening to a two-vehicle injury accident at 5112 Chieftain Road, or U.S. Highway 24, in southern Leavenworth County.

January 30, 2013, 6:05 p.m. Updated January 31, 2013, 9:36 a.m.

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An 86-year-old Basehor man has died after a two-vehicle head-on collision in southern Leavenworth Country, Wednesday afternoon.

Thomas Dale Holland, driving a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck westbound on U.S. Highway 24-40, crossed the center line striking the driver's side of a 2002 silver Dodge Caravan, driven by Caitlyn A. Coon, 19, also of Basehor.

Holland's vehicle overturned landing on the driver's side in the west ditch, killing Holland.

Coon was transported to Kansas University Hospital with unknown injuries.

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m., at 25112 Chieftain Road, or U.S. Highway 24-40, about four miles south of Tonganoxie.

Coon was wearing a seat belt; Holland was not, Kansas Highway Patrol reports said.

An official at KU Hospital could neither confirm nor deny Coon was a patient Thursday morning.

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Comments

locolori 1 year, 2 months ago

the man had something obviously wrong because he was swerving before he even hit the woman and his truck took out several metal mile markers and he didnt hit a stone wall...I was there and this poor man im sure didnt even know what happened....it was sad and too bad he passed away!

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prospector 1 year, 2 months ago

Leap much. No, poor governance of safety guidelines in the public right -of- way.

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prospector 1 year, 2 months ago

So sad for all involved.

This death might have been prevented if private citizens were not allowed to construct stone walls in the public right-of-way. An earthen covered culvert could have possibly posed less danger to the gentleman.

Leave the road alone. Drive according to the conditions. Don't widen it, don't light it.

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CHEEZIT 1 year, 2 months ago

Roll-over! Five teenagers inside, all wearing seat belts! Worst injury, broken collarbone. Yes seat belts do save lives

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KansasLiberal 1 year, 2 months ago

Always wear your seat belts! As this article demonstrates, they will save your life.

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mypointis 1 year, 2 months ago

Prayers for the family. Very dangerous highway. Especially at night! Curves, deer, crazy drivers, it's pitch black and if it is foggy you can't see two feet in front of you. Last week I was driving home from a family members home in Tongie around 9pm. The vehicle in front of me was driving very slowly and swerving back and forth. When we finally arrived in Lawrence, we passed her and realized she was on her PHONE! I realize this accident was during the day but they need to widen the highway all the way to Tongie! I am sure this isn't the first fatality on 24/40.

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beermaiden 1 year, 2 months ago

Such a dangerous hwy! Sad stuff.

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Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 2 months ago

Prayers are with the families. May God Bless.

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