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Head-on crash involving 3 vehicles takes Kansas man's life

On Jan. 26 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Chevy Impala traveling west on Kansas 68 was involved in a car accident. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol. A 28-year-old Rantoul man was driving the vehicle east of Crescent Hill Road in Miami County. He struck a 2002 Dodge Dakota after travelling into the eastbound lanes and then hit a 2004 Chevy Trail Blazer head-on. The driver of the Blazer is a 35-year-old woman from Lawrence.

According to the KHP, the Rantoul man was not wearing his seatbelt. He was taken to First Call Mortuary after being pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The female driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. The 66-year-old Dodge driver was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

While authorities cleared the scene of the crash, part of K 68 had to be closed down. This was the second accident in the area in only 12 days. A pickup truck and a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer had previously collided head-on east of U.S. Highway 169 on K-68, killing a 55-year-old man from Greeley who had been driving the pickup.

Whenever an individual is facing the aftermath of an accident, they could be dealing with physical, emotional and financial issues. A personal injury attorney could help them with the process by advising them of their rights and filing a case for compensation on their behalf. Once law enforcement has determined who was at fault in the crash, the attorney could proceed with pursuing compensation for medical bills and loss of income if the victim missed work due to the injuries incurred in the accident. If the at-fault party did not survive the accident, a case could be made against his or her estate.

Source: Miami County Republic, 'Rantoul man killed in wreck on K-68," Brian McCauley, Jan. 26, 2015

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