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Archive for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

One dead in two-vehicle crash near Kansas Turnpike’s Lecompton exit

January 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m. Updated January 8, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel work the scene of a two-car crash that left one person dead early Wednesday, January 8. One person died in a two-vehicle crash this morning near the Kansas Turnpike's Lecompton exit. The victim's identity and the identity of other people involved in the crash, reported at 6:52 a.m.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical personnel work the scene of a two-car crash that left one person dead early Wednesday, January 8. One person died in a two-vehicle crash this morning near the Kansas Turnpike's Lecompton exit. The victim's identity and the identity of other people involved in the crash, reported at 6:52 a.m.

One person died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning near the Kansas Turnpike's Lecompton exit.

The victim's identity and the identity of other people involved in the crash, reported at 6:50 a.m. at North 1800 Road just north of the turnpike, has not been released by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

A vehicle eastbound on North 1800 Road crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle in the westbound left turn lane, according to the KHP's online crash log.

Comments

Michael Higgins 3 months, 1 week ago

Not to be a "debbie downer" but i have not been impressed with either the LJWorld's nor channel 6 news coverage on this story. Both you have failed to mention that there was a second wreck at the exact same location only minutes after the first one. That wreck involved two other victims, one of which was the person who called 911 in the first place for both wrecks. I understand it is terrible that a man's life was lost today but the Lawrence and Douglas county community should try to focus more on the WHOLE story and not just the sad parts of the story. People like myself who are from the community and is an older sibling to one of the victims rely on your articles in these situations. I live in Manhattan and it just blows my mind that not a single word has been posted about the second accident that occurred. My thoughts and prayers go to the man's family who was affected by this but enough is enough. There's one tiny tidbit on this where actual human lives have been affected. But KU bball has multiple stories about it... I guess that's how politics work in Lawrence KS. It's a shame really.

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Rick Aldrich 3 months, 1 week ago

Seams to be a lot of auto accidents in that area. and been a couple deaths within the last year too. is it a issue with sight maybe.

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Clark Coan 3 months, 1 week ago

That's too bad. I read in an editorial in today's KC Star that deaths due to traffic crashes totaled 344 in 2013, the lowest since record-keeping began in 1947!

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