Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wreck kills Tonganoxie teen; Lansing man arrested

February 15, 2007

A Lansing man was arrested for vehicular homicide in a Wednesday night traffic accident on U.S. Highway 24-40 west of Basehor that claimed the life of a Tonganoxie teen.

Amanda Bixby, 19, was killed about 9:15 p.m. at 158th and U.S. Highway 24-40.

According to the Leavenworth County sheriff's office, Bixby, the daughter of Dennis and Denise Bixby, was driving west on U.S. Highway 24-40 when a sports utility vehicle, heading north and driven by Ricardo De-Leon Flores, 20, Lansing, ran a stop sign and struck Bixby's vehicle.

Flores' SUV also struck another car, which had four occupants. None of them was transported to the hospital.

Officers cited Flores for vehicular homicide, failure to yield and no driver's license. He was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

Bixby was a 2005 Tonganoxie High School graduate.

For more on this story, see the Feb. 22 edition of The Current.

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