Collision on Kasold Drive at Clinton Parkway Court Results in One Fatality

Media Release Date: 
05/30/2017

For Immediate Release – May 30th, 2017

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Contact: Officer Drew Fennelly (785)830-7408; lpdmedia@lkpd.org

 

Collision on Kasold Drive at Clinton Parkway Court Results in One Fatality

 

On Saturday, May 27th, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway Court in reference to an injury accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, Eugene Lester, a 49 year old Lawrence resident, died Sunday as a result of his injuries.

Investigation conducted by the Lawrence Police Department Accident Investigations Unit revealed that a 2011 Kia Sorrento, driven by a 24 year old South Dakota resident, was southbound on Kasold Drive, and attempted a left turn onto Clinton Parkway Court in front of the northbound Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Mr. Lester. The motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Kia. Mr. Lester was transported from the scene via helicopter to a regional trauma center, where he died from his injuries on Sunday. Mr. Lester was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The driver of the Kia was not injured.

The investigation into this accident is ongoing. No further details are available at this time.

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