Archive for Friday, August 10, 2012

Tonganoxie woman killed in U.S. 24-40 accident near Basehor

August 10, 2012

A rural Tonganoxie woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Friday near Basehor.

Ronda R. Andrews, 53, was driving a 2010 Ford Escape about 3:35 p.m. Friday at 158th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40. She was at the stop sign facing north and then started to take a left onto U.S. Highway 24-40 headed west when a truck, headed east on U.S. 24-40, struck her vehicle on the driver’s side, Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said.

U.S. 24-40 is a divided four-lane highway.

Richard D. Percival, 41, of rural Leavenworth, was driving a 2010 Ford F-250 truck. Henry Jackson, 34, of Leavenworth, was a passenger. Both were wearing seat belts and declined medical attention at the scene. American Roofing in Leavenworth was the owner of the truck.

Cranor said he didn’t have information about whether Andrews was wearing a seat belt. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services, he said.

Andrews was a second-grade teacher at Genesis Christian Academy in Tonganoxie.


IamTHATguy 6 years, 10 months ago

First, prayers for all those involved. KDOT, the blood is on your hands for this one... TWENTY MONTHS ago, you approved a traffic signal for this intersection ( Should have been in place by now. How many more have to die at this corner before something gets done? Does it REALLY take 20 months to accomplish nothing? Oh yeah, I'm, sure you've been busy doing studies, and "engineering design". No rush, it's only people's lives at stake here...


careforthetown 6 years, 10 months ago

I could not agree more. ( Our heart felt condolences and prayers are with the family.)


BasehorPeep 6 years, 10 months ago

KDOT has performed 3 traffic surveys at the intersection and concluded a traffic light would improve safety at the intersection. The project is listed on their 2012-2013 list of approved projects and it released the money ($522,675) for the project on 03/21/2012. The ball was dropped for over 5 months and only after we have lost another life at that intersection are they prioritizing it? My family and I came upon this crash within minutes and my heart aches not only for her family, but also others that were there to witness such a tragic accident that didn't need to happen.


joedeb35 6 years, 10 months ago

How many lives have been lost on 24/40 in the last 3-5 years between the urban boundary markers east to west of Basehor ? Not only do we NEED the lights but we need to get the traffic slowed down in this area. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these victims.


gatordeb 6 years, 10 months ago

I totaled my car at the intersection the Monday before this wreck. The other two cars involved were also totaled. The lady was trying to cross all four lanes. It is really sad how many Deaths and injuries have occured because of the delay in putting in a stop light. My prayers are with her family.


LocalCitizen 6 years, 10 months ago

Unfortunately, a KDOT employee or someone of "significance" in the community is going to have to suffer a loss at this intersection before a fire is lit under someone to get that light installed. The delay is ridiculous. I have worked in this community for 10 years, lived in it for 7. I can't tell you how many fatalities there were on 7 Hwy at the intersection in front of Jeffries & QuikTrip before someone finally got off their duff & approved/installed that stop light. Guess we all just have to sit back and pray that WE, our neighbors, children, parents & friends don't become statistics at this interesection too. Shame on you KDOT ...... How do you all sleep at night? Or do you, when you know someone you love has to travel that route?

Prayers & condolences to the family.


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