Roadside Crosses in Harvey County, Kansas

VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Many roadside memorials have been placed in Harvey County over the years.  Many more deaths from vehicle accidents were never marked by a roadside cross.

This page is dedicated to the memory of those whose lives were effected by these roadside accidents in Harvey County.  Information for this page was derived from the book, Sudden Stops:  Roadside Crosses in Harvey County by Darren McMannis.

Orville Schmidt

Highway 50 at Meridian Road /  One Newton man was declared dead after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 50 April 9.  According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at 2:52 p.m. April 9 a passenger car driven by Orville Schmidt, 67, Newton, was eastbound on U-50 at mile marker...

Kevin Chambers

Newton Man Killed When Car Hits Tree A Newton man was killed early Tuesday (March 21, 2017) in a one-vehicle accident at Fourth and Avery east of Hutchinson in which the car he was driving hit a tree.  The driver was identified by his driver's license to be Kevin D....

Amber Schroeder

9200 NW 12th / The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality crash that occurred Thursday afternoon. A 30-year-old woman from Newton was driving a 2007 Kia Spectra east in the 9200 block of Northwest 12th when her vehicle left the road, struck a tree...

Daryl Wacker

K-196 Highway at Oliver / The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Harvey County.  It happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday (July 3, 2015) on K-196 near Oliver which is in the southeast part of the county.  Troopers say a car on the highway had slowed...

Wanda Dyck

A fatal accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 when a vehicle crashed through a wall of Asbury Park Assisted Living Center.  Wanda Dyck, an 82-year-old resident of Asbury Park, was buried in debris that collapsed in her room. Dyck was taken to a Wichita...

Richard Conquest

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol fatal crash of two trucks on Interstate 135 about a mile and a half north of Hesston appears to have been weather-related. The patrol reported that a northbound Chevy truck went out of control Tuesday morning on I-135 just north...

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