KS Woman Jordan Hamilton Stauth ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Greensburg Fatal Vehicle Crash

KIOWA COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Jordan Hamilton Stauth, of Greensburg, Kansas, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday afternoon vehicle crash in Kiowa County.

Stauth, 37, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor, Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, Stauth was operating a Buick Enclave SUV on US-54 in Greensburg, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Kenworth big-rig, operated by Richard M. Moyer, 74, of Haviland. The Buick then burst into flames.

Stauth, originally from Chickasha, Oklahoma, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries.

Moyer was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Stauth:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Kiowa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,553. The largest city and county seat is Greensburg – Wikipedia.

KS Drivers Kait Riley & Sam Caldwell ID’d As Victims In Saturday Ottawa Double-Fatal Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Samuel Caldwell, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Kaitlen Riley, of Concordia, Kansas, have been identified as the victims of a Saturday two-vehicle crash in Franklin County.

Caldwell, 20, and 19-year-old Riley, were both killed in a two-vehicle crash near Ottawa early Saturday morning.

According to reports, Caldwell was operating a Jeep Patriot the wrong-way on Interstate 35 in Ottawa, when the vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Volkswagen Beetle, operated by Riley just after midnight Saturday.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the victims:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 25,992. Its county seat and most populous city is Ottawa. The county is predominantly rural. Formerly it was a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, but was removed in 2013 – Wikipedia.

KS Woman Sends Text To Dead Brother After Killing His Murderer ‘I Owe Em That Body’

KANSAS CITY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Tityana Coppage has been identified as the Kansas City woman charged with second-degree murder after police say she tracked down the man suspected of killing her teenage brother, Jason Ugwuh, last week in Kansas.

Coppage, 21, sent a text to her dead brother afterward letting him know she had avenged his death saying, “Sent a [expletive] to my brother I owe em that body,” according to the affidavit.

Coppage remains in the Jackson County jail on $200,000 bond.

Coppage’s 16-year-old brother was shot and killed January 10th.

In 2016, their family suffered another tragedy when their younger brother and cousin—Jayden Ugwuh and Montell Ross—were shot and killed while sleeping in their home. The boys who were 8 and 9 years old. That case remains unsolved.

Police said Coppage led the gunman to her brother’s suspected killer on January 13th.

Police used eyewitness accounts and surveillance video to track down the vehicle used in the shooting and speak with Coppage. Coppage admitted to having called the victim before the shooting and admitted to getting into an exchange of gunfire but said that was in self-defense, saying he shot her vehicle first according to a police probable cause affidavit.

Investigators reviewed Coppage’s cell phone and found texts she sent a contact named “Auntie”, asking for .45-caliber bullets and saying, “LOL I used to many on bro.”

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Geo quick facts: Kansas City sits on Missouri’s western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It’s known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections – wikipedia.

KS Men Steve Gruver James Hickert ID’d As Victims In Wednesday Scott City Fatal Vehicle Crash

SCOTT COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Steven Gruver, of Scott City, Kansas and James Hickert, of Bird City, Kansas, have been identified as the victims in a fatal vehicle crash in Scott County Wednesday afternoon.

Gruver, 60 and 37-year-old Hickert, were both killed in a Scott City vehicle crash involving a semi Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, Gruver was operating a Silverado with Hickert as his passenger on US-83 in Scott City, when the vehicle came into contact with a big-rig, operated by Brian Lytle, 45, of McCook, Nebraska around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle then made contact with another semi-tractor, operated by Benjamin Keith Gilbert, 56, of Jamestown, Kansas.

The truck drivers were uninjured in the collision.

Gruver and Hickert were both pronounced ded at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Hickert:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 4,936. Its county seat is Scott City, the only city in the county – Wikipedia.

KS Couple Michael & Delinda Kaufman ID’d As Victims In Tuesday Double-Fatal Concordia Motorcycle Crash

CLOUD COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Michael and Delinda Kaufman, of Hutchinson, Kansas, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal Cloud County Motorcycle collision on Tuesday.

The Kaufmans, both 67, were killed in a motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck on KS-9 near Concordia on Tuesday afternoon.

According to reports, Michael was operating a Suzuki VL800 with Delinda as his passenger, when the bike came into contact with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, operated by Matthew Curtis Blad, 45, of Beloit.

Both people on traveling on the motorcycle were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Blad suffered unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cloud County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 9,533. Its county seat and most populous city is Concordia – Wikipedia.

Cynthia Flores-Rosas ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Night Kansas Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

LYON COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Cynthia Flores-Rosas has been identified as the victim in a fatal Tuesday night single-vehicle crash that injured several others.

Flores-Rosas died and three other females were injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lyon Co. late Tuesday night.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Flores-Rosas was riding as a passenger when the driver, 23-year-old Serena Tovar, for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines and exited the roadway Tuesday night around 11:15 p.m.

The vehicle then entered a culvert causing it to rollover multiple times.

The crash occurred in the 600 block of K99 near Severy.

Tovar and a second passenger, 24-year-old Alondra Perez suffered serious injuries in the crash.

22-year-old Bethany Torres suffered non life threatening injuries.

Flores-Rosas was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Officials say Flores-Rosas was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 33,690. The county seat and largest city is Emporia. The county was named for General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in the Civil War – Wikipedia.

KS Man Edward Wren ID’d As Victim Found Shot Dead In Wichita Saturday

WICHITA, KS. (THECOUNT) — Edward Wren, of Augusta, Kansas, has been identified as the victim of a fatal Saturday shooting in Wichita.

Wren, 38, died after being shot in a vehicle multiple times Saturday in Wichita.

According to officials, officers responded to perform a welfare check after receiving a call about a bleeding man in the 2700 block of South Roosevelt around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, Wren was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds while seated in a Chevy Silverado.

Officials observed Wren suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into the cause of the shooting remains open.

Anyone with information is asked to call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, or the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282.

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Geo quick facts: Wichita is a city in south-central Kansas. Exploration Place features hands-on science exhibits and Kansas in Miniature, a display of animated models depicting 1950s Kansas. Old Cowtown Museum recreates 19th-century life with old buildings and costumed guides. Themed gardens at Botanica Wichita include a wildflower meadow and a Chinese garden. The Museum of World Treasures has Egyptian mummies and a T. rex skeleton – wikipedia.

KS Woman Tammy Carter ID’d As Victim In Friday Richland Fatal Head-On Crash

FORD COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Tammy Sue Carter, of Ensign, Kansas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal head-on vehicle crash in Ford County Friday afternoon.

Carter, 52, was killed in a Friday afternoon head-on crash involving a big-rig near Richland.

According to reports, Carter was operating a Kia Sedona on U.S. 56 & McArtor Road in Richland, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 2:30 Friday. The vehicle then came into contact with a Western Star semi-truck operated by 37-year-old Jefferson Lionel Waker, of Garden City.

Carter was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Walker was not injured in the violent collision.

According to the crash report, Carter was not wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Ford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 33,848. Its county seat and most populous city is Dodge City. The county is named in honor of Colonel James Hobart Ford – Wikipedia.

KS Police Officer Bryon Virtue ID’d As Victim In Saturday Double-Fatal Lecompton Crash

LECOMPTON, KS. (THECOUNT) — Wellsville police officer, Bryon Virtue, of Ottawa, Kansas, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday morning double-fatal vehicle crash in Lecompton.

Virtue, 30, was killed along with a woman who has not yet been identified Saturday morning in Douglas County.

According to officials, two vehicles collided in 700 block of N. 1800 Road near K-10 Saturday morning around 5:30 a.m.

Virtue was transported from the scene to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The woman operator of the second vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear if Virtue was on-duty at the time of the wreck.

Further details about the crash weren’t immediately made available.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lecompton is a city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 625. Lecompton was the former territorial capital of Kansas from 1855–61, and during much of the 1850s, the Douglas County seat – Wikipedia.

Wichita Teen Girl Elisabeth Renteria ID’d As Victim Found Dead In Burning SUV Last Wednesday

WICHITA, KS. (THECOUNT) — Elisabeth Renteria of Wichita, Kansas, has been identified as the teen found dead in a burning SUV las Wednesday.

Last Thursday, Laura Branning, 30, was arrested on charges of arson and criminal desecration: unauthorized control of a dead body.

Investigators say they were able to determine Branning’s involvement in the fire of the Expedition SUV.

According to KAKE, at approximately 3:50 a.m., officers responded to a check shots call in the area of South Battin Street & East Osie Street in Wichita. When they arrived, officers circulated the area and located a 2002 Ford Expedition engulfed in flames, in a grassy area near an apartment building on Elpyco.

After the fire was extinguished, Renteria’s 17-year-old body was found inside. Investigators are working with the Regional Forensic Science Center to determine the cause of death.

If anyone has any additional information on this case, they can call WPD Detectives at 316-268-4407, See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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Geo quick facts: Wichita is a city in south-central Kansas. Exploration Place features hands-on science exhibits and Kansas in Miniature, a display of animated models depicting 1950s Kansas. Old Cowtown Museum recreates 19th-century life with old buildings and costumed guides. Themed gardens at Botanica Wichita include a wildflower meadow and a Chinese garden. The Museum of World Treasures has Egyptian mummies and a T. rex skeleton – wikipedia.