Tonganoxie woman dies in collision
A 21-year-old Tonganoxie woman was killed in one of two accidents that occurred Thursday in southern Leavenworth County.
According to sheriff's reports, Brandie Lee Simpson, 21118 Stayard Rd., was driving west on Kansas Highway 32 near Cantrell Road, Thursday when she lost control of her 2001 Hyundai, which veered off the road and hit a fence. The car overturned several times, and Simpson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car.
The accident scene, which was in a wooded area about 200 feet from the road, was discovered about 9:45 a.m. by the Sherman Township fire chief. But sheriff's officials estimate the accident occurred several hours earlier, between midnight Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
Sgt. Charles Yates said officers are working to determine a more exact time of the accident. In addition, he said, a blood-alcohol test is being performed as part of the effort to determine the cause of the accident.
"The results of that haven't come back yet," Yates said Tuesday.
The other accident occurred about 1:45 p.m. in the 20200 block of Leavenworth County Road 5.
Elzy Folsom, 16, 22160 Leavenworth Road, told sheriff's officers he was driving north on the county road when he swerved to miss a dog.
His car went into the east ditch.
Two Tonganoxie residents were passengers in the car,
Justin Kubicki, 15, 24365 Cantrell Road, and Tyler Dunning, 15, 211 W. Third, Tonganoxie. None of the three was wearing a seat belt, sheriff's officers said.
All three were taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Services to St. John Hospital in Leavenworth.