Deputies investigate two deadly crashes, hours apart, on K-10 near Lawrence


LAWRENCE, Kan. — Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies investigated two separate crashes on Kansas 10 highway Monday.

The first happened on the 23rd Street exit ramp of westbound K-10 near Lawrence. Officers responded to the crash shortly after 3:30 a.m. Deputies said the driver of the car missed the curve and ended up in the ditch. The car hit a bridge pillar on the driver’s side. The driver died at the scene.

Just seven hours later deputies returned to the highway. The department said 85-year-old Raymond Schell of Lawrence died when he lost control of his car around 10:50 a.m. Deputies said the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of K-10 near East 1900 Road. After investigating, they determined that Schell veered off the highway and hit a bridge pillar.

Deputies said investigations into both deadly crashes are underway at this time.

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