Archive for Thursday, October 16, 2008

Basehor resident dies from crash

Leavenworth County sheriffs investigate a two-vehicle accident Friday night at the intersection of 163rd and Leavenworth Road in Basehor. An Isuzu utility vehicle loaded with landscaping equipment was southbound on 163rd when a westbound car driven by a 21-year-old male hit it. The car continued to travel for some distance before coming to a rest in a ditch on the north side of Leavenworth Road. Witnesses told the sheriff’s officers that the car was seen traveling at a high rate of speed just moments before the accident. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals. The driver of the car was transported by helicopter. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. For more information on this accident, be sure to check Thursday’s edition of The Basehor Sentinel.

Leavenworth County sheriffs investigate a two-vehicle accident Friday night at the intersection of 163rd and Leavenworth Road in Basehor. An Isuzu utility vehicle loaded with landscaping equipment was southbound on 163rd when a westbound car driven by a 21-year-old male hit it. The car continued to travel for some distance before coming to a rest in a ditch on the north side of Leavenworth Road. Witnesses told the sheriff’s officers that the car was seen traveling at a high rate of speed just moments before the accident. Both drivers were taken to area hospitals. The driver of the car was transported by helicopter. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. For more information on this accident, be sure to check Thursday’s edition of The Basehor Sentinel.

October 16, 2008

A 22-year-old Basehor man died Saturday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Friday at 163rd and Leavenworth Road northwest of Basehor.

Richard K. Graham died Saturday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

Witnesses indicated Roy Carey, 60, Leavenworth, was operating a landscaping truck and was stopped at 163rd Street about 8:35 p.m. Friday. Graham was driving west on Leavenworth Road at a high rate of speed, witnesses told the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Carey said he saw a vehicle’s headlights in the distance and thought he had ample time to get through the intersection, reports said.

Graham struck Carey’s vehicle on the passenger side, causing the cab to separate from the frame. Carey’s vehicle spun and Graham’s vehicle continued to travel west, coming to rest on the north side of Leavenworth Road.

Carey was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Graham was not wearing his seatbelt and was driving with a suspended license, reports said.

Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles. Carey was transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Graham was taken by air ambulance to St. Lukes. Graham sustained substantial head trauma, while Carey had two compound fractures to his left arm.

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KC_LOUDANDCLEAR 5 years, 5 months ago

We send out our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Rick Graham, He was a good kid,customer and friend to all of us at Loud and Clear Audio. He will be missed RIP LiL Bro!

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