Colorado man injured in U.S. 75 accident during pursuit by deputies

LYNDON – A Colorado man remained in the Osage County Jail Monday morning after being pursued by Osage County Sheriff’s Office deputies and injured in a traffic accident Saturday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Osage County deputies were in pursuit of 1998 Volvo station wagon southbound on U.S. Highway 75, north of Lyndon, early Saturday morning. The driver was later identified as William D. Gross, 58, Golden, Colo.

KHP reported the Volvo traveled onto the curb to pass and then struck a 2009 GMC Acadia, driven by Brentt L. Moon, 32, Lyndon, on the right quarter panel. The Volvo continued southbound, striking a road sign, crossing Lyndon’s 15th Street and striking another road sign. Both vehicles came to rest south of 15th Street.

Moon and his passenger, Kali Moon, 10, were listed in the report as possibly injured, but they were not transported by emergency medical services; both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. KHP reported Gross was not wearing a seatbelt, and was injured and transported to Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka.

Later Saturday, Gross was booked into the Osage County Jail in connection with charges of fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, and no liability insurance.

KHP did not report the reason Osage County deputies were pursuing Gross’ vehicle; a call to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office for more information had not been returned as of the time of this post.


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