1 dead in Highway 24 accident Tuesday night

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KSNT) – One person was killed Tuesday night in a single vehicle accident on Highway 24 north of Lawrence.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened about nine o’clock Tuesday night.

The highway was closed from the time of the crash until about 5:00 Wednesday morning when the highway re-opened.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that it happened about 6 miles east of Perry when the driver, 61 year old Courtney White failed to make a right turn, left the road, entered a ditch then struck a utility poll before rolling into a cornfield.

White was pronounced dead at the scene.

The highway was closed for the accident investigation and due to power lines falling across the highway.

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