One person dead after weather-related crash in Bonner Springs

Posted at 9:38 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 17:11:55-05

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. – One man is dead after an early-morning crash on K-7 in Bonner Springs.

It happened around 6:45 a.m. between Nettleton Avenue and K-32.

Bonner Springs Police Sgt. Heather Brooks said a pickup truck was traveling northbound on K-7 when the driver lost control and crossed the median into the southbound lanes, colliding with a Volkswagen sedan.

It’s not clear which car the man who died was in, but police did say he was thrown from his vehicle.

Paramedics took the other driver to a hospital. They are expected to survive.

Police later identified the man who died in the crash as Terry Kaiser, 52, of Shawnee.

They do believe the crash was weather-related, as the Kansas City metro and surrounding areas saw icy roads as a result of an overnight freeze.

Sgt. Brooks reminded drivers to adjust their driving habits during winter.

"[Crashes are] easily preventable if people will slow down, clear off their windshields, take their time and buckle up," she said.

The roadway was closed for about three hours but is now back open.

Bonner Springs police also responded to several less-serious crashes on the city's side streets Monday morning.