Archive for Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vehicle falls off car hauler in accident

A car hauler, as well as several vehicles it was hauling, rests Thursday in the ditch west of U.S. Highway 24-40 near Kansas Avenue. According to the driver of the vehicle, the interior and exterior lights on the hauler went out as he was driving about 9 p.m. Wednesday and his vehicle went off the road where the highway curves.

A car hauler, as well as several vehicles it was hauling, rests Thursday in the ditch west of U.S. Highway 24-40 near Kansas Avenue. According to the driver of the vehicle, the interior and exterior lights on the hauler went out as he was driving about 9 p.m. Wednesday and his vehicle went off the road where the highway curves.

March 27, 2008, 5:27 p.m.

Updated: March 27, 2008, 5:42 p.m.

Technically, there was a multiple-vehicle accident Wednesday evening south of Tonganoxie.

However, there was only one driver and he was not injured.

About 9 p.m. Wednesday, a man driving a car hauler was headed south on U.S. Highway 24-40 north of the County Road 1 intersection when his interior and exterior lights went out.

According to Lt. Andy Dedeke of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office, the man lost control of the vehicle on a curve and went into the east ditch. During the accident, one of the vehicles on the double-decker hauler fell off the trailer. The man was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt. Drugs and alcohol were not considered factors in the accident, Dedeke said.

"I think it really was a nothing accident that turned into a big mess," Dedeke said.

Dedeke did not have information Thursday about the man's identity. For more on the accident, check back to The Mirror's Web site.

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