A man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was partially ejected from a vehicle during a crash on U.S. 24-40 in southern Leavenworth County, according to an official from the Sheriff's Office.
Updated 6:48 p.m. March 21, 2019, with correct spelling of name.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was partially ejected from a vehicle during a crash on U.S. 24-40 in southern Leavenworth County, according to an official from the Sheriff’s Office.
The accident was reported at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at 182nd Street and U.S. 24-40, which also is called State Avenue.
Authorities believe a woman was driving a FedEx van north on 182nd Street. She began crossing the highway and allegedly failed to yield to two vehicles that were traveling in the westbound lanes, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.
A Mazda van and Toyota Tacoma collided with the FedEx van. The Mazda van and Tacoma went off the roadway after the collision. The Mazda van struck a concrete culvert, causing it to overturn.
The Mazda van was driven by Eugene Salyer, 70, Topeka. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Tacoma complained at the scene of a possible broken thumb and dislocated shoulder. He was transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
The driver of the FedEx van was not injured, according to Sherley.