Archive for Thursday, August 19, 2010

Woman killed in head-on collision on K-10

August 19, 2010, 9:20 a.m.

Updated: August 19, 2010, 3:33 p.m.

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K-10 and Lexington Ave.
A Federal Express truck involved in a two-car accident Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2010, on westbound Kansas Highway 10 near De Soto rests off the shoulder of the highway. The truck was struck nearly head-on approximately 8 a.m. by a Ford Escort that crossed the median from the eastbound lane. The female driver of the Escort was killed and the male driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital for injuries, including a broken leg. Kansas Highway Patrol expects the section of westbound K-10 to remain closed until at least noon.

A Federal Express truck involved in a two-car accident Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2010, on westbound Kansas Highway 10 near De Soto rests off the shoulder of the highway. The truck was struck nearly head-on approximately 8 a.m. by a Ford Escort that crossed the median from the eastbound lane. The female driver of the Escort was killed and the male driver of the truck was transported to an area hospital for injuries, including a broken leg. Kansas Highway Patrol expects the section of westbound K-10 to remain closed until at least noon.

— A 23-year-old Lawrence woman died Thursday morning in a head-on collision on Kansas Highway 10.

Amanda Newton was driving east on K-10 when her Ford Escort crossed the median and hit a FedEx truck heading west at 8:20 a.m. just west of De Soto.

Newton was killed and the driver of the truck, Donavan Henderson, of Kansas City, Mo., was injured. Henderson is in stable condition at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Westbound lanes of K-10 at Lexington Avenue were closed and eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane for nearly four and a half hours while crews cleared the scene.

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