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NEWS RELEASE: August 28, 2014
FROM:   The Kansas Highway Patrol
CONTACT: Master Trooper Bryce Whelpley, KHP Troop B, 785-296-3102

KHP Requests Assistance Locating Possible Witness & Information on US-56 Fatality Crash Involving Pedestrian

This past Sunday, August 24, 2014 the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated a collision outside of Overbrook on US-56 Highway, milepost 409, between Croco Road and Paulen Road, in Osage County. It is believed that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on US-56 Highway. The collision occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Sunday.

The Patrol is looking for anyone who may have been traveling on US-56 Highway the morning of Sunday, August 24, 2014, between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. In particular, the Patrol is attempting to locate a witness who was driving a semi truck and trailer eastbound on US-56 between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. The driver is not a suspect, but may have information that could assist with the investigation.

Additionally, anyone with any information, who saw or knows what happened, Master Trooper Bryce Whelpley, the lead investigator for the collision part of the investigation, would like to speak with you.

We urge anyone with any information to contact Master Trooper Whelpley at 785-296-3102. The Patrol is dedicated to fully investigating any traffic crashes which occur on our highways, and for the family of this young victim, we hope to provide some answers.