It's been a deadly week on Kansas highways. Yesterday (THUR) morning, four people were killed in an accident in Shawnee County, including three Topeka students. KPR's J. Schafer reports.
Three Topeka students were among four people killed in a crash Thursday morning. The Highway Patrol says the accident happened when two vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 24, east of Silver Lake. Three students at Silver Lake schools were killed in one car. They've been identified as 17-year-old Devin Greeve, a senior at Silver Lake High; 11-year-old Gabby Greeve, a sixth-grader at Silver Lake Elementary, and 14-year-old Tyler Crouse, a freshman at Silver Lake High. The patrol says 47-year-old Lance Lenard of Rossville also died in the collision, and a 13-year-old in the car with Lenard remains hospitalized in stable condition. I'm J. Schafer.
Meanwhile, the Kansas Department of Transportation says a worker has been killed in a mowing accident in western Kansas. Officials say 39-year-old Darren Way died yesterday (THUR) when the riding mower he was operating overturned, pinning him underneath. The accident happened as Way was mowing along Interstate 70 in Sherman County.