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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Leavenworth County teenager killed in crash

Posted: April 23, 2013 - 9:17am
Updated: April 23, 2013 - 11:32pm

One person has died following a crash in Leavenworth County earlier today.

Troopers say at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 2002 Ford Explorer was northbound on 166th Street when the 16-year-old driver failed to yield to a tractor trailer that was westbound on U.S. Highway 24-40. The tractor trailer struck the passenger's door of the Explorer and both vehicles came to rest off of the roadway.

Google Earth image of the area just southwest of Basehor
Accident scene in the red box
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Both occupants of the Ford Explorer had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters.

The driver of the Explorer has been identified as Tristan Hayes of Tonganoxie. He suffered serious injuries in the crash. His passenger, identified as 15-year-old, Sehalyn Hayes of Tonganoxie was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital where she died Tuesday afternoon.

The tractor trailer's driver, Wilban Araujo, 45 of Pensacola, Florida, was not injured in the crash.

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Operation 100 News was the only media reporting this accident to the public as it was happening. No information from any other outlets until Tuesday afternoon. Remember where you heard this news first, Operation 100 News, reporting the news to the public as it breaks.

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