Archive for Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lawrence teenager identified as one of two victims in fatal Saturday crash

March 2, 2014


A crash 6 miles East of Baldwin City left two people dead Saturday evening.

Rodney L. Strickell, 53, of Wellsville, was driving southbound on Douglas County Road 1061 about 7 p.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at the U.S. Highway 56 intersection, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. A vehicle driving eastbound on the highway struck Strickell’s passenger side door. Both vehicles entered the southeast ditch, and Strickell’s car flipped, landing on its top, according to KHP.

Strickell and his passenger, 17-year-old Dylan Strickell, of Lawrence, both suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Two adults and a 14-year-old girl in the other vehicle were transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash log reports Rodney Strickell was not wearing a seatbelt.


Russell Fryberger 4 years ago

So sad, the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially ones child. My heart goes out to you all.

Mike Ford 4 years ago

in my father's teen years of the late 1950's early 1960's this was known as the dead man's intersection. I remember as a child still seeing the accident death markers on a fence on the northwest part of this intersection. My mother died running a stop sign coming off I-10 near the Alabama Mississippi border in 2009 so I feel for these people.

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