Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

Oklahoma woman killed in accident

May 18, 2006

A 21-year-old Oklahoma City woman was killed early Tuesday morning when her car collided with a newspaper delivery truck on U.S. Highway 24-40 just west of Basehor.

According to Leavenworth County sheriff's reports, Kahla S. Easley was traveling north on 158th Street about 1:26 a.m. Tuesday when she ran a stop sign at the highway. Her vehicle struck the left front wheel of a Kansas City Star delivery truck driven west on the highway by Thomas E. Morgan, 55, Kansas City, Mo.

Easley's vehicle then spun and struck the delivery truck a second time before veering off the highway.

Easley was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the accident site.

The delivery truck came to rest on Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery property, at the northwest corner of the intersection.

Morgan refused medical treatment at the scene.

According to Leonard L. Ayres of the sheriff's office, it's not clear yet whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.

Emergency workers also responded from these agencies: the Basehor Police Department, Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service and Fairmount Township Fire Department.

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