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KHP seeking vehicle, driver from fatal hit and run in Neosho County

Update: Last Friday, the Kansas Highway Patrol issued a release seeking information about a vehicle that had left the scene of a fatal crash on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Neosho County.

KHP announced Monday, Sept. 12, that the agency was contacted by a trucking company that owned the truck, and the vehicle and driver were located in the Kansas City area on Saturday.

The case has been referred to the Neosho County Attorney’s Office.


CHANUTE, Kan. – The Kansas Highway Patrol is seeking assistance from the public to help identify a vehicle and driver that left the scene of a fatal crash yesterday in Neosho County. The crash occurred on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 169, approximately two miles north of the state Highway 39 junction (or the Cherry Street, Chanute exit).

Bryan Wayne Brodie, 56, Neosho, Mo., was killed in the accident. He was driving a 2015 Kenworth semi-trailer southbound on U.S. 169, when the northbound suspect vehicle went left of center and struck Brodie’s trailer. The collision caused Brodie’s truck to travel off the roadway to the right, jackknife in the ditch, and lay over on its side.

The suspect vehicle is described as a truck tractor-semi trailer combination, thought to be red in color, and possibly a Freightliner truck. It will have extensive damage to the driver’s side from the contact with the victim’s vehicle. The steps for the driver’s side door, along with other items belonging to this vehicle were located at the scene. The trailer will also have damage on the driver’s side.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Lieutenant Mark Drennan or Master Trooper Jacody Helton at 620-431-2100.

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