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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Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating following an early morning accident that took the life of one person and injured several others in Leavenworth County.
The accident was reported shortly before 2:10 Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 221.3.
Turnpike Troopers arrived to find a three vehicle accident with one vehicle being heavily damaged. A passenger in that car was found unconscious and pinned inside.
Leavenworth County fire personnel performed CPR on the person following a brief extrication. That person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A second person, said to be the driver of the heavily damaged vehicle, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Her injuries were said to be serious but not immediately life threatening.
Troopers have not released any other information at this time.
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Lawrence Police responded on only one disturbance this Wednesday morning. Tuesday morning, Officers handled 21 disturbances.
Around 2:15 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the intersection of W. 6th Street and Wakarusa Drive on a report of a non-injury accident. An officer arrived to report the person inside of the vehicle appeared to be unconscious. Medics were dispatched to the scene and reported the vehicle had sustained "major damage" in the crash. The occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. More information on this accident can be found here from Operation 100 News or here from my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.
No other serious injuries were reported this morning.
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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.