Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A teenager is dead following a two-car accident in northeast Kansas.
It happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 24 just west of Basehor in Leavenworth County.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford Explorer was northbound on 166th Street when the driver failed to yield before entering Highway 24. The Explorer was then hit on the passenger side by a westbound semi truck.
The passenger of the SUV, 15-year-old Shealyn Hayes of Tonganoxie, was taken to a Kansas City hospital but died soon after. The 16-year-old driver was also injured, but his current condition is unknown.
The 45-year-old driver of the semi wasn't hurt. The accident remains under investigation.