Mulvane, KS – Officer Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign on US-81

Mulvane, KS - Officer Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign on US-81

Mulvane, KS (March 17, 2024) – On Saturday, March 16, an officer was killed after a collision in the Mulvane area. The fatal accident was reported on US-81 near 119th Street near the Kansas Star Casino early that morning at around 3:19 a.m. The incident occurred when the 19-year-old driver of a GMC Sierra failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection. 

It was reported that Scott Hollinsworth, an officer with the Clearwater Police Department, was traveling southbound in a 2014 Audi. The GMC was traveling westbound on 119th Street when he failed to yield at the stop sign. The truck crashed into the side of the Audi, causing it to overturn onto its roof. Hollinsworth suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by responding medical personnel. Four others in the pickup were hurt, with one being in serious condition. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing crash investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Intersection Crashes in Kansas

Mulvane, KS - Officer Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign on US-81You are putting your life into the hands of another driver every time you enter an intersection. You can’t really control what someone is going to do behind the wheel, and many motorists fail to yield to oncoming traffic. Statistics show that nearly 40 percent of car accidents occur at intersections, making up the largest crash category by far. Not only that, but nearly 20 percent of traffic fatalities and 50 percent of serious injury accidents occur at crossroads. Drivers who run stop signs contribute to more than 700,000 collisions each year, with nearly one-third resulting in injuries. 

It can be hard to recover on your own after a deadly car accident. A qualified Mulvane wrongful death lawyer will be ready to help you during this difficult time. If you want to get started on your case, contact the offices of Bretz Injury Law today at 620-524-0080. 

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