KU student killed in crash on K-10

A University of Kansas student was killed over Thanksgiving weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Johnson County.

Nicholas Herren, 21, of Alma was a senior in KU’s School of Business and planned to graduate in the spring, according to a statement from KU. He also was a member of KU’s Navy ROTC.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nicholas Herren,” Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said in the statement. “On behalf of the entire university community, I extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends, and I wish them comfort during this difficult time.”

Nicholas Herren

The crash happened just after 4 p.m. Sunday on Kansas Highway 10, about a half mile west of Cedar Creek Parkway, according to a preliminary report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Herren was driving a pickup truck eastbound when he lost control, the report said. The truck rolled before landing on its wheels.

Herren was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where he died, according to the report.

Passenger Ryan McMahon, 22, of Redondo Beach, Calif., was taken to Overland Park Regional with possible injuries, according to the report. KU also lists McMahon as a student.

Both men were wearing seat belts, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol report.