Lawrence woman arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with crash that killed pedestrian

photo by: Journal-World File Photo

In this file photo from Aug. 4, 2020, a Lawrence Police Department patrol vehicle is pictured outside the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.

A Lawrence woman has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with a crash that killed a pedestrian last August.

The woman, Kodi Rae Crane, 39, was booked into the Douglas County Jail around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the jail booking log. Lawrence Police Department Lt. David Ernst told the Journal-World in an email that the arrest was in connection with a fatal collision that occurred on Aug. 4, 2021.

As the Journal-World previously reported, the crash took place at around 8:30 a.m. that day at the intersection of 15th Street and Haskell Avenue. Police said at the time that 50-year-old Rachel Snow was either riding or pushing a bike when she was struck by a vehicle that was eastbound on 15th Street. Snow was pronounced dead at the scene, police said at the time.

It wasn’t clear on Friday when Crane’s first court appearance in the case would be. Crane is being held at the jail on $50,000 bond.


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