Archive for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Basehor man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 24-40

January 30, 2013, 5:05 p.m.

Updated: January 31, 2013, 9:42 a.m.

An 86-year-old Basehor man has died after a two-vehicle head-on collision in southern Leavenworth Country, Wednesday afternoon.

Thomas Dale Holland, driving a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck westbound on U.S. Highway 24-40, crossed the center line striking the driver's side of a 2002 silver Dodge Caravan, driven by Caitlyn A. Coon, 19, also of Basehor.

Holland's vehicle overturned landing on the driver's side in the west ditch, killing Holland.

Coon was transported to Kansas University Hospital with unknown injuries.

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m., at 25112 Chieftain Road, or U.S. Highway 24-40, about four miles south of Tonganoxie.

Coon was wearing a seat belt; Holland was not, Kansas Highway Patrol reports said.

An official at KU Hospital could neither confirm nor deny Coon was a patient Thursday morning.

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