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Saturday, August 6, 2011

One killed in Head-On Crash on K-10 in Lenexa

UPDATED information available as of Sunday morning. READ MORE.

Lenexa Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating after a head-on crash kills one and critically injures another just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the highway just east of Renner Road. Initial reports indicate that one vehicle was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when the accident occurred.

The name of the victim who has died has not been released and is pending notification to next of kin.

A reliable source close to the investigation tells Operation 100 News that it appears one of the drivers involved in the accident was "in the middle of typing a text message when the accident occurred." That source was not willing to comment on whether it was the wrong-way driver who was texting or how that driver began traveling on the wrong side of the highway.

The deceased driver did need to be extricated from the vehicle after the accident. The other driver was ejected from the vehicle according to initial reports

Westbound lanes of K-10 were closed for an extended period and reopened just before 6 a.m. Saturday Morning.
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