Traffic accidents cause deaths, injuries

An elderly couple were killed near Newton in a semi collision. A Missouri girl was hospitalized after being struck by a bolt.



July 19, 2021 - 8:44 AM

NEWTON, Kan.; LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An elderly Kansas couple died after their vehicle collided with a semi on Interstate-135 about two miles south of Newton.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Raymond Bina, 71 and his wife, Denice Bina, 65 both died in the Saturday afternoon crash.

The Highway Patrol said the Lincoln MKZ that Denice Bina was driving left the highway and crossed into the median around 1:50 p.m. Saturday. The car then overcorrected and crossed into the northbound lanes where it collided with a semitrailer truck.

The 25-year-old Udall man who was driving the semi was not hurt in the crash.

A GIRL from Missouri was hospitalized after a large bolt and nut crashed through the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the incident happened in west Lawrence around 5 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Bob Billings Parkway. 

Fifteen-year-old Linzie Sanders, of Willard, Missouri, was struck in the face by the bolt. The Highway Patrol did not say in the accident report where the nut and bolt came from.

None of the four other people riding in the 2017 Honda Pilot was injured when the bolt crashed through the windshield. The vehicle was driven by 45-year-old Andrew Sears and the passengers were 43-year-old Amanda Sue Sanders, 19-year-old Lauren Sears and 10-year-old Dylan Sears. Everyone in the vehicle is from Willard, Missouri.