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.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:29am
Accident Date: 
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
Roadway: 
U.S. 56

Leave a Comment

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

More reports from our archive:

Date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joyce Smith, 82, of Topeka, was driving a 2011 Buick on US-56 highway. Smith failed to yield when turning into oncoming traffic and was hit by the semitrailer. Smith was killed. Her passenger, Jean E. Case was flown to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.

Date: 
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.

Date: 
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.

Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014

An 85-year-old woman was killed Tuesday in a three-vehicle crash in south-central Kansas, authorities said.

The accident occurred at 8:05 a.m. on K-14 highway, about eight miles south of Hutchinson.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was westbound on Arlington Road, failed to yield at the stop sign at K-14 highway and pulled in front of 2001 Ford Explorer, which was southbound on K-14.

After the Chevroleet and Ford collided, the Ford then struck a Ford F-350 pickup truck that was stopped at the stop sign on eastbound Arlington Road.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Kansas radio personality has died after crashing his vehicle into a ditch on his way to work. 79-year-old Gary Houser of Abilene was driving his pickup truck at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on Old U.S. Highway 40 when the vehicle went off the road and rolled. Reports indicate that Houser was not wearing a seatbelt.  A memorial graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Abilene Cemetery.

Date: 
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.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Police have identified the 81-year-old man who was seriously injured in a crash on Highway 20 near Lebanon Thursday afternoon.

Samuel Slaughter of Sweet Home suffered serious injuries in a crash involving a commercial truck pulling a semi trailer and a car. Oregon State Police said at about 1 p.m. a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer stopped on westbound Highway 20 to wait for train to pass by so the driver could turn into a driveway.