A 15-year-old girl was killed after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on U.S. 24 just west of Basehor in Leavenworth County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Shealyn Hayes of Tonganoxie died at a hospital Tuesday afternoon after the crash that occurred about 7:30 a.m. The patrol said Shealyn was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that was northbound on 166th Street when it failed to yield to a semi truck that was westbound on U.S. 24. The truck struck the Explorer in the passenger door.
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The Explorer was driven by 16-year-old Tristan Hayes, also of Tonganoxie, who sustained disabling injuries. Both teens were wearing seat belts.