Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fatal Crash in Scott County

I became aware of this dreadful accident early this morning. My nephew, Hunter Carson, the son of Rob and Lona Sue, was an EMT class student of Mr. Landgraf and thought the world of him. Many lives in Western Kansas were saved because of the fine expertise and dedication of Mr. Landgraf. Jeff was one of the people who flew with me to Denver via Lifewatch when I was in great need of heart surgery. I will always appreciate everything that he and his brother, who was also there, did to help me. Mr. Landgraf did an outstanding job of training other EMTs in Western Kansas, including Wichita County. This hero will be greatly missed...

The following article will appear in today's edition of the Garden City Telegram. Once the obituary is published, I will post it also. VLE-B

G.C. man dies in Scott County crash
Published 4/19/2011 in Local News

By The Telegram

A Garden City man died late Monday night of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash involving a pickup and motorcycle, just south of Scott City on U.S. Highway 83.

Jeffrey Landgraf, 45, who was riding a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle involved in the accident, was taken to Scott County Hospital and was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. The accident occurred at 9:35 p.m. about a mile south of Scott City.

Landgraf was southbound on U.S. 83 when a northbound 2002 Ford pickup driven by Dylan Ellis, 17, Scott City, attempted to turn left on Road 130 and failed to yield to the motorcycle, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The motorcycle collided with the pickup's passenger side rear wheel, causing Landgraf to lose control. The motorcycle came to rest in the middle of the highway, and Landgraf was thrown from the vehicle onto the west shoulder. The pickup came to rest on Road 130 facing west.

Ellis and his passenger, Nicole Walker, 15, Scott City, were taken to Scott County Hospital with possible injuries. Hospital officials would not release their conditions this morning, citing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy rules.

Both drivers and Walker were wearing safety restraints, and Landgraf was wearing a helmet, according to the KHP.


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