Goddard High School student killed in crash

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SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 17-year-old Goddard High School student was killed and another person suffered critical injuries in a crash in western Sedgwick County.

The district said in an email to parents and guardians that Conner Richuber died in Tuesday morning's accident. It happened at around 7:30 a.m. on 21st Street North west of 167th. 

Capt. David Mattingly said a westbound Chevy pickup truck cross the center line and struck a GMC Yukon. The driver of the pickup, identified as Richuber, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The other driver, 55-year-old James Speer, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.  

Capt. Mattingly said investigators believe speed and icy conditions contributed to the accident.

The following message was sent to parents and guardians: 

Goddard High School Family.

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that one of our students, Conner Richuber, passed away tragically in a vehicle accident early this morning on November 13, 2018.  Please keep Conner’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. 

Attached you will find resources to utilize to visit with your child(ren) about a loss. Parent Crisis Resources.pdf 

 If you are concerned about your children, or you would like them to visit with someone, please contact our counseling team.  Counselors are available to support students individually or in groups throughout the weeks to come. If you choose to excuse your child out of the daily school setting, please do not leave them at home alone during the day. Counselors, plus the normal routine and peer supports are vital to processing emotions and feelings. These supports will be available during the school day for your student to visit with as needed.

Doug Bridwell, Principal
Susan Perkins, Assistant Principal
Brian Buchanan, Assistant Principal

Kim Hoetmer, Michelle Murray-Cline, and Scott KinderKnecht
Goddard High School Counseling Team

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