Gary Alleven, 46, killed, after his pickup crashes into the back of a tractor-trailer, driven by Samuel Unruh, 25, on U.S. 56 near Hillsboro.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A 46-year-old Marion man was killed Monday morning when he crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck on U.S. 56 near Hillsboro, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

A 46-year-old Marion man was killed Monday morning when he crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck on U.S. 56 near Hillsboro, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.

Gary Alleven was driving east on U.S. 56 at about 6:15 a.m. Monday when his Ford Fiesta struck the back of a semi-trailer truck that had turned into westbound lanes at Jade Road slightly more than a mile east of Hillsboro, according to the highway patrol. He died at the scene.

The driver of the semi, 25-year-old Samuel Unruh of Canton, was not injured.

People Involved: 
Gary Alleven
Samuel Unruh
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said the pilot of an ultralight plane was killed in a crash in Marion County today. The KHP identified the pilot as former Kansas Representative Donald Dahl.

Officials say the plane went down in a pond just before 1:45 p.m. about two miles south of Hillsboro.

Dahl, 69, was the only person on board.

The accident is under investigation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A motorcyclist died Friday after colliding with a semi-trailer truck in Kansas City.

Ronald Claibourne Jr., 29, was traveling east on East 31st Street about 11:30 a.m. when the collision occurred at Van Brunt Boulevard, according to a Kansas City police accident investigations supervisor.

“Witnesses said he was trying to get through the intersection before the light turned red,” police said of the motorcyclist.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Kansas Highway Patrol says blowing dust caused an accident that killed a man in central Kansas.

Brandon H. Stein, 30, of Great Bend, died Monday afternoon in an accident on U.S. 56 about seven miles west of Great Bend.

The patrol said Stein’s vehicle collided with the trailer of a semi-trailer truck that had stopped in the eastbound lanes of the highway because of visibility problems caused by the dust and other accidents.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Southbound Interstate 35 just south of downtown Kansas City reopened mid-morning Tuesday about three hours after a tractor-trailer crashed and erupted in flames.

A truck crashed and erupted in flames about 7 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-35 just south of the Southwest Trafficway exit.

One lane of the heavily-traveled interstate that takes drivers from downtown Kansas City into Wyandotte and Johnson counties reopened shortly after 10 a.m. All lanes were back open by 10:20 a.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wednesday afternoon Layton police responded to an accident on I-15 that left the freeway closed for a short time.

A car reportedly hit the median and then bounced back into traffic. The car then slid beneath a semi-trailer and became wedged as the semi continued to move for a short distance.

A male passenger was air lifted from the scene in critical condition. Two other females were transported by ground, but no word on their condition.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A driver was in extremely critical condition Sunday following a collision between two tractor trailers.

A semi-truck pulling an empty trailer was eastbound on U.S. Highway 40 about 4:30 a.m. when for an unknown reason the empty trailer veered into the westbound lanes, Utah Highway Patrol troopers said.

A second semi, pulling a trailer filled with an unknown liquid, collided with driver side rear axle of the trailer, troopers said.

The driver of the second semi was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital where he was listed in extremely critical condition.