Archive for Friday, June 7, 2019

HIt-and-run driver arrested following Kansas Highway 16 accident

The Leavenworth County Justice Center at 601 S. Third St., Leavenworth

The Leavenworth County Justice Center at 601 S. Third St., Leavenworth

June 7, 2019

Officers eventually found a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident Thursday afternoon on Kansas Highway 16.

The accident happened about 3:20 p.m. Thursday at 228th Street and K-16 west of Tonganoxie.

The driver of a 1999 Ford F-250 truck struck a Dodge Ram 2500 van from behind, forcing the van off the road and into a guardrail, according to Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office reports. The driver of the second vehicle, a 28-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man, was injured when he struck his head during the crash. He also suffered minor leg injuries, but declined Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service transportation to a hospital.

Officers found the driver of the other vehicle nearby and arrested him various traffic-related charges, including leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The driver of the white truck was a 55-year-old Valley Falls man.

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