Updated: 9:19 p.m..
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after two people were killed in a head-on accident on Kansas Highway 10 in De Soto.
The accident was reported shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of K-10, east of Kill Creek Road.
Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at the scene to report two vehicles with heavy damage.
Johnson County Med-Act reported two people dead at the scene.
Both eastbound lanes of the highway were closed, with traffic being diverted to Kill Creek Road. All lanes reopened to traffic at 6:15 a.m..
Troopers say, 45-year-old, Johnnie Royce Jackson of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound in the eastbound lanes of K-10 after crossing the grassy center median. The wrong way truck then crashed nearly head-on into an eastbound 2013 Toyota Avalon. The Toyota was being driven by, 20-year-old, Robert Anthony Zevenbergen of Kansas City, Kansas.
An accident report says Jackson was not wearing a seat-belt and was ejected from the truck. Zevenbergen was properly restrained and had to be extricated from his car.
Trooper Howard Dickinson says the crash was not survivable because of the force of two vehicles traveling at 70 mph and crashing into each other.
The Kansas Highway Patrol continues to investigate if alcohol played a role in the accident's cause.
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Police conducted a vehicle stop in the 900 block of Vermont Street at 2:08 a.m.. The female driver was arrested after officers learned that she was driving without a valid license and no insurance.
Just before 3:30 a.m., officers were called to a business in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street after employees noticed their tip jar had been stolen. Employees told officers they believed the theft had occurred sometime within the passed two hours, they also believed the incident was captured by a surveillance camera. There was no information on the suspect.
At 3:51 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the 500 block of Colorado after a resident reported someone walking through a parking lot looking into vehicles and attempting to open vehicle doors. One person was arrested and has been booked into the County Jail on a Burglary of a Vehicle charge. The suspect also faces charges for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. One of the two controlled substance charges is a felony, the others are misdemeanors.
At 6:47 a.m., Police responded on a reported burglary at an address in the 1800 block of Alabama. The caller seemed to be unsure of when exactly the incident occurred but, believed that the suspect had damaged a back window of the residence. The resident also told officers that the suspect was a black male wearing a stocking cap. No other details were available.
Just after 7 a.m., Johnson County first responders were called to an injury accident, possibly a crossover crash, in the westbound lanes of K-10 near Kill Creek Road near De Soto. A total of four people were injured, one critically, two seriously, and one with minor injuries. The person with minor injuries refused medical treatment, all others were transported to Kansas City area hospitals. More on this accident and new details as they become available can be found here from Operation 100 News.
The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.
Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.