Pres. Of Turner School Board Dies In Crash

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ The president of the board of education of the Turner School District has died in a car accident in Kansas City, Kan.

Thirty-six-year-old Randy Beery, who was also a major with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department, died late Friday when the car he was in veered off a road and hit a tree. He was not on duty at the time of the crash.

Turner board member Sherrie Watkins-Alvey said Saturday that Beery was a great leader and his death is a tragedy for his family and the district.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the one-car accident occurred about 10:45 p.m. when Beery lost control of car on packed snow.

Beery died at the scene. A passenger has been hospitalized with injuries.