Troopers investigate deadly 2-car crash in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. - Kansas Highway Patrol troopers say one person is dead following a two-car crash in Leavenworth County.

Dispatchers say crews were called out to US 24/40 Highway near Kansas Highway 32 in a rural western portion of the county around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say a 2002 Ford Ranger, driven by Thomas Holland, 86, of Basehor, Kan., crossed over the center line of the highway and struck a second car driven by a 19-year-old Basehor, Kan., woman.

Holland was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to University of Kansas Hospital with serious injuries.

The male driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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