Archive for Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kansas City, Kan., man killed in 24-40 wreck

January 17, 2009, 3:05 p.m.

Updated: January 17, 2009, 4:40 p.m.

A Kansas City, Kan., man died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning crash on U.S. Highway 24-40 between Basehor and Tonganoxie.

Leodis Byers, 74, was driving about 11:30 a.m. west on U.S. 24-40 near 174th Street when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median and eastbound lanes of the divided highway before his vehicle rolled in a field south of the four-lane highway.

Byers was not wearing a seatbelt, KHP reports said. Byers was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero.

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