Kansas City fatal crash: 2 women ejected, killed in 5-vehicle crash
05/24/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Kansas City, KS—A five-vehicle crash on May 22, 2010 left two women dead after they were ejected from their vehicle during the wreck. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred around 2:55 p.m., on Kansas Highway 32, two miles west of Linwood in Leavenworth County, as reported by The Kansas City Star.
According to troopers a Chevrolet truck driven by David B. Cluck, 26, of Troy, was traveling southbound on 222nd Street, when he failed to yield to a stop sign, causing a collision with a 1996 GMC truck that was headed eastbound on Hwy 32. The Chevy truck continued southbound through the intersection after colliding with the GMC truck, and slammed into a 1995 Toyota SUV, a 2004 Harley Davidson with two riders and a 2006 Chevrolet coupe.
Both Cluck and his passenger, Jeannette D. Cluck were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. Two other passengers, Barbara S. Helton, 66, and Patricia S. Helton, 45 were ejected from the truck during the wreck. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the GMC Truck, Michael W. Sprowl, 40, of Bonner Springs was injured in the wreck. His injuries were not specified.
The Toyota SUV was carrying three people, who were identified as the driver, Dylan J. Faulconer, 18, of Tonganoxie; passenger Justin D. Paul, 20, of Springfield, Mass., and Jordan Briones, 18, of Kansas City. All three sustained undisclosed injuries.
The motorcyclist, Dennis J. Maurer, 55, of Oskaloosa, Kan., and his passenger, Cheryl L. Maurer, 49, of Oskaloosa were uninjured.
The Chevy coupe driver Nicholas P. Patneaude of Defiance, Ohio, was injured as well.
Police officials are still investigating the fatal wreck. At this time no arrests have been made in connection with the accident.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Kansas automobile accident lawyers.