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John Thomas Kirby of Lawrence, Kansas was killed on Friday, April 08, 2022 at 06:43 PM on the Kansas Turnpike. Kirby is a 71-year-old man.
The crash happened here: K10 and Bob Billings (Douglas County).
In the crash, Kirby was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
Vehicle 1 [the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Anthony Royal] was south bound on K10 exiting to Bob Billings. Vehicle 2 [the 2017 BMW X3 Series driven by John Kirby] was east bound on Bob Billings. Vehicle 1 [the 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Anthony Royal] failed to stop at the stop sign and struck Vehicle 2 [the 2017 BMW X3 Series driven by John Kirby].
Kirby's injuries were fatal. Kirby was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The police said the 2017 Bmw X3 Series with Kansas license plate number 709AXW damage was unknown. This vehicle was insured. American National Property and Casualty insured this vehicle. This vehicle was removed by Lighthouse.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper with badge number K162 of the Kansas Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 2022-004029 to this crash. The KSHP charges $5.00 for each copy of the report plus additional fees of $2.00 for each witness statement. But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. In order to get the report through the KSHP website, you must create a Kansas.gov account and give them your credit card. You must agree to be subject to Kansas Statute 45-230: Unlawful Use of Names Derived from Public Records. This statute imposes on those subject to it “a civil penalty in an action brought by the attorney general or county or district attorney” of up to “$500 for each violation.” Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted (blacked out).
The information in this article came from the Kansas Highway Patrol website.
Kirby's family may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, family members can recover money for the loss of a loved one—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Kirby's family to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claims, which will help with the recovery. For More Information Watch How Much is My Wrongful Death Claim Worth?.
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