A two-car accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 16 about 3:15 p.m. Thursday sent a Tonganoxie man to the hospital for treatment. According to police reports, a vehicle driven by Robert Mark, 73, Tonganoxie was headed south on 24-40 highway, intending to turn left onto Fourth Street, and a vehicle driven by Kenneth Lundeen, 53, Raytown, Mo., was traveling north on 24-40 in the outside lane. The two vehicles collided after they entered the intersection on a yellow light, reports said. Mark was taken by Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service to Providence Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
City of Tonganoxie
Firefighters responded at:
1:04 a.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Ridge Circle to assist Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service with a medical emergency.
10:09 a.m. Thursday to the 200 block of Washington to assist EMS with a medical emergency.
3:22 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Kansas Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 24-40 for an injury accident.
3:21 p.m. Saturday to 155th Street and State Avenue to assist Fairmount Township Fire Department with a fire in a shopping center in Basehor.
2:06 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Delaware to assist EMS with a medical emergency.
Leavenworth County Sheriff
Theressa A. Brittingham, 34, Leavenworth, was traveling south on Leavenworth County Road 5 about 8:35 a.m. last Wednesday when her car left the west side of the road and went into a ditch. Brittingham was not injured.
A school bus transporting four Easton Elementary School kindergartners collided nearly head-on with a car driven by Mary A. Carrel, 57, Easton. The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. Monday at 31764 207th Street as the bus was turning into a private drive. The children, all age 5, were not injured. But the bus driver, Hazel I. Sass, 72, Easton, and Carrel were taken to Cushing Hospital for treatment.
A vehicle driven by David P. Reinhardt, 27, Bonner Springs, was stopped on Kansas Highway 32 at mile post 17 behind another car that was turning when a vehicle driven by Richard M. Savage, 16, Bonner Springs, struck the rear of Reinhardt's vehicle. No one was injured in the accident, which occurred at 4:09 p.m. last Wednesday.
Jason L. Morrison, 17, Bonner Springs was driving north on 189th Street when he swerved to miss an oncoming car and lost traction on the wet road. His vehicle slid off the road and struck a barbed-wire fence in the accident, which occurred at 8:10 p.m. last Wednesday. Morrison was not injured.
Vehicle-deer accidents occurred at:
12:15 a.m. Dec. 11 on Kansas Highway 32 near Leavenworth County Road 26. Driver: James Dollard, 30, Kansas City, Kan.
5:25 p.m. Dec. 11 on U.S. Highway 24-40 near Honey Creek Road. Driver: Denis M. Maslak, 24, 23059 Dehoff.
At 6:30 p.m. Friday about five miles southwest of Tonganoxie on U.S. Highway 24-40. Driver: Travis Shriner, 26, Tonganoxie.
At 9:02 p.m. Saturday on 166th Street, 0.4 of a mile north of Kansas Highway 32. Driver: Andrew J. Pierce, 17, Bonner Springs.
At 5:45 a.m. last Wednesday on U.S. Highway 24-40 just west of 155th Street. Driver: Panchal H. Balauantbhai, 30, 1420 Highway 10.
At 8:15 p.m. Monday on Leavenworth County Road 5, 0.25 of a mile east of Leavenworth County Road 29. Driver: James E. Glenn, 49, 24490 187th St.
A rural Tonganoxie man has been sentenced to 22 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Jarrod Sommer, who will begin serving his sentence in two weeks, earlier pled guilty to a felony charge of cultivation of marijuana. Earlier this month, his wife, Jackie Sommer, was granted a 12-month probation term. The couple were charged after the sheriff's department discovered a marijuana-growing operation in the basement of a building on the couple's property in the 18500 block of 246th Street.