Double Fatality on U.S. Highway 59

Motions denied in hit-and-run case
August 6, 2008
A Douglas County District judge on Tuesday denied several motions made by attorneys for a woman accused of killing two construction workers in a hit-and-run on U.S. Highway 59 last fall.
Defense says hit-and-run case should be dismissed based on double jeopardy
July 10, 2008
Charges that a woman killed two highway workers in a hit-and-run incident last year should be dismissed because of violations of double jeopardy clauses, according to a motion filed recently in Douglas County District Court.
Hit-and-run suspect can be tried for murder
June 4, 2008
A Douglas County judge on Tuesday ruled that a woman charged with driving into and killing two highway workers last year can be tried for murder. Judge Paula Martin set a Sept. 2 trial date for Ramona I. Morgan.During a preliminary hearing Monday, Morgan’s attorney, Billy Rork, argued that evidence prosecutors presented did not meet the requirements of two counts of reckless second-degree murder.
6News video: Hit-and-run suspect can be tried for murder
June 3, 2008
A woman accused of a fatal hit-and-run accident will stand trial on second degree murder charges.
Hit-and-run ‘something I’ll never forget’
Witnesses recall highway workers’ deaths
June 3, 2008
A speeding pickup truck twice drove through a restricted highway construction zone south of Lawrence the day two workers were killed last year, according to testimony on Monday in Douglas County District Court. It was during the second drive through on Sept. 11, 2007, that the deaths occurred near Pleasant Grove, witnesses said.
6News video: Witnesses testify in Ramona Morgan preliminary hearing
June 2, 2008
Graphic testimony today in the case of woman accused of killing two workers on Highway 59 last year.
Witness describes scene the day two highway workers died
June 2, 2008
A speeding pickup truck twice drove through a restricted highway construction zone south of Lawrence the day two workers were killed last year, according to testimony in Douglas County District Court.
Lawyer: Driver may be innocent of charges
May 23, 2008
An attorney for a Washington woman charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed two highway workers and injured a third said his client may not be responsible for the accident.
6News video: Lawyer says driver may be innocent
May 22, 2008
An attorney for a 48-year-old Washington woman charged with killing two highway workers says his client may not be responsible.
Bond not reduced in hit-and-run case
May 22, 2008
A Douglas County judge on Wednesday refused to reduce bond for a woman charged with killing two highway workers and injuring a third in a hit-and-run incident south of Lawrence last year.
6News video: Judge refuses to lower bond for hit-and-run suspect
May 21, 2008
A woman accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident last year south of Lawrence makes her first court appearance in Douglas County.
Driver faces murder charges today
May 21, 2008
A woman charged with striking and killing two highway workers is expected to make her first appearance in Douglas County District Court today. Ramona I. Morgan, 48, is charged with two counts of reckless second-degree murder. On Tuesday afternoon, she arrived at Douglas County Jail from Osage County, where earlier in the day she’d been in court.
6News video: Ramona Morgan set to appear in court
May 20, 2008
A woman charged with striking and killing two highway workers South of Lawrence last year is set to appear in Douglas County District Court.
Driver guilty of fleeing officers
April 23, 2008
An Osage County jury on Tuesday found a woman guilty of trying to flee police last year after two highway workers died in a hit-and-run incident south of Lawrence.
6News video: Hit-and-run driver guilty of fleeing police
April 22, 2008
A jury hands down a guilty verdict today against the woman accused of leaving a hit-and-run accident that killed two highway workers last summer south of Lawrence.