Emergency vehicles gather at the scene of a two-vehicle accident
that killed two people Friday afternoon approximately six miles
south of Lyndon on U.S. Highway 75. The highway was closed for more
than three hours while the crash was investigated.
From staff reports
LYNDON—Two sisters died Friday, Aug. 20, from injuries sustained
in a two-vehicle crash near milepost 120.1 on U.S. Highway 75, about
six miles south of Lyndon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Richard D. Baysinger, 78,
Lyndon, was northbound on U.S. 75 in a 2000 Ford van when he, for
some unknown reason, crossed the center line in the curve of the
road and struck a southbound 1999 Buick LeSabre driven by Joyce
L. Miller, 66, Russell. She was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional
Health Center in Topeka, but died from injuries she received in
Joyce’s sister, Carol A. Miller, 70, Russell, was a passenger
in the vehicle. She died at the scene and was taken to a mortuary.
Another sister, and second passenger in Miller’s vehicle,
was Dolores J. Keenan, 76, Russell, who was injured and taken to
Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center where she was treated and released.
According to the KHP report, Baysinger was also injured in the accident
but was not transported to a medical facility.
The highway patrol reported all were wearing seat belts except Carol
Following the crash, U.S. 75 was closed for more than three hours
while the accident was investigated, with a detour on nearby Jordan
Road bypassing the scene.