KU student killed in crash on U.S. Highway 59

One person was killed and another suffered non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle accident Friday night about one mile south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59.

Kansas Highway Trooper Rodney King said that Kansas University student Brian Addison Boyd, 21, of Leawood, failed to stop at a stop sign crossing U.S. Highway 59 on County Road 458 around 10:40 p.m. Friday night.

The 2001 Ford Explorer Boyd was driving struck a 2010 Ford Edge driven by Deborah Chitwood, of Shawnee, rolling Boyd’s vehicle before he was partially ejected.

Boyd was pronounced dead on the scene. Chitwood was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

King said Boyd was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. Chitwood was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol was not believed to be a cause of the accident, according to the patrol.