January 3, 2011
Kansas Highway Patrol
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A 21-year-old Lawrence resident died in a multiple-vehicle accident Sunday on Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. The 21-year-old, Tristan Kuritz, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Kuritz’s vehicle was one of five involved in the accident, which occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 213, about two miles east of the Leavenworth County Road 1 exit. Multiple lanes of I-70 were closed most of Sunday evening as authorities worked the accident scene.
A three-vehicle accident Monday has claimed the life of a St. Louis man. The accident took place about 3:40 p.m. Monday at 166th Street and U.S. Highway 24-40.
A vehicle-motorcycle accident Thursday west of Basehor sent a Tonganoxie man to an area hospital. Jayde Renee Jantzen, 22, Hays, was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry about 3:35 p.m. Monday south on 174th Street. Daniel Raymond Duffett, 28, Tonganoxie, was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on U.S. Highway 24-40 when Jantzen failed to yield and struck Duffett’s motorcycle, according to Kansas Highway Patrol reports. Duffett was taken to University of Kansas hospital. He was not wearing a helmet, reports said. Jantzen was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, KHP reports said.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was taken to an area hospital by air ambulance Thursday morning following a rollover accident between Tonganoxie and Basehor.