Archive for Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Driver to be cited for leaving accident

November 5, 2003

Leavenworth County sheriff's officers plan to cite the driver in an accident that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old Basehor man.

After conferring with the Leavenworth County attorney, Major Dave Zoellner, undersheriff, said, officers planned to write two tickets: one for driving with a suspended license and the other for leaving the scene of an injury accident. Both offenses are misdemeanors.

Zoellner said that after conferring with Frank Kohl, the county attorney, the decision was made not to release the name of the driver, who officers say fled the accident scene on the evening of Oct. 8.

"Based on the investigation, we feel confident we know who the driver is," he said.

In the accident, Kevin Criswell Swope was critically injured when his car collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Kansas Highway 32 and 166th Street. Swope died later at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.

In the four weeks since the accident, investigators have sought the driver of the pickup truck.

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