KHP Investigating Fatal Crash In Shawnee County

The Kansas Highway Patrol is working a fatality crash which occurred at 7:20 a.m. today on U.S.-24 Highway, east of Silver Lake, between Hodges and Humphrey Roads, in Shawnee County. Four people were killed in the crash, including three students.

Information from the scene indicates that a white, 1999 Subaru Impreza was westbound on U.S.-24 Highway, when it dropped off the right (north) shoulder, overcorrected, and was hit in the passenger side by a gray 2007 Pontiac Vibe.

Involved in the crash were:
Subaru Impreza occupants
Devin Greeve, Driver, Topeka, Senior at Silver Lake High School, Deceased
Gabby Greeve, Topeka, Sixth Grader at Silver Lake Elementary, Deceased
Tyler Crouse, Topeka, Freshman at Silver Lake High School, Deceased

Pontiac Vibe occupants
Lance Lenard, Rossville, 47, Deceased
Kade Lenard, Rossville, 13, Injured but Stable at Stormont Vail Hospital

The Patrol extends our sincere condolences to the families of those who were involved in the crash, and to the local communities, who we know will be impacted.

U.S.-24 Highway was shut down through the morning while the crash was investigated. It was reopened after 12:00 p.m.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.