UPDATE: Car Accident Leaves One Dead In Douglas Co.

By: Suzie Gilbert Email
By: Suzie Gilbert Email

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- A car accident claimed the life of one person in Douglas County Saturday night.

Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers say one person died on K-10 just north of I-70, ten miles west of Lawrence.

They say it happened around 8 p.m., when a GMC Envoy, driven by Robert K. Petro, 87, of Topeka, was heading south on K-10.

Troopers say Petro was turning left onto the Kansas Turnpike, when he struck a northbound Buick in the driver's-side door.

Troopers say the impact killed Mike E. Miner, 52, of Hiawatha.

A passenger of that vehicle, Kathy Miner, 58, was life-flighted to KU Med for her injuries.

Petro and his passenger, Barbara Petro, 87, were hospitalized for possible injuries as well.

Deputies blocked off K-10 northbound from Highway 40 to Interstate 70 while they worked the scene.


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