Archive for Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday afternoon crash kills Bonner Springs man

April 19, 2010

A Bonner Springs man was killed Sunday in a two-car accident on Kansas Highway 32 near Linwood in Leavenworth County.

The crash occurred at about 1:36 p.m. on K-32, just west of 198th Street or about one mile east of Linwood.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, April Umbenhower, 17, of Linwood, was driving westbound in the eastbound lane of K-32 at the time of the crash.

Umbenhower’s Jeep Cherokee struck, head-on, a Chevrolet Impala driving eastbound on K-32. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the Chevrolet, which was driven by Karen Huffman, 59, of Bonner Springs, attempted to go left of center to avoid the crash.

Richard Huffman, 62, of Bonner Springs, the passenger of the Chevrolet, was declared dead at the scene. The patrol report said he was wearing a seat belt.

Karen Huffman suffered disabling injuries and was transferred to the University of Kansas Hospital. The patrol report said she was wearing a seat belt.

Umbenhower was also transferred to the University of Kansas Hospital to be treated for injuries she sustained in the crash. She too was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

As of Monday morning, no one by the name Karen Huffman was being treated at the hospital, but a hospital representative said that due to her trauma, Huffman would have been admitted under an alias for the first 24 hours.

When asked about the condition of Umbenhower, the hospital said they could not confirm or deny she was at the facility.

Check back with as more information develops.


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