Hutchinson teen killed on U.S. 50 at Spring Lake Road
A slick section of U.S. 50 may have been to blame for Friday morning’s fatal wreck on U.S. 50 near Spring Lake Road, authorities said. Bradley L. McIntosh, 18, of Hutchinson was killed when he lost control of his vehicle, slid sideways and was broadsided by a pickup truck driving west. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch. The accident happened about 7:30 a.m., just as snow and drizzle began falling Friday. McIntosh’s vehicle apparently went out of control at a spot on the highway that is shaded by a shelterbelt of tall evergreen trees east of Spring Lake Road, Harvey County Sheriff Byron Motter said. “We always have problems with that area,” he said. McIntosh was taken to Newton Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Toyota pickup, Troy S. Scarlett, 38, of Sedgwick, was taken to Newton Medical Center in serious condition. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, it was unknown whether the drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck. Meanwhile, snow continued to fall throughout Friday afternoon, making driving conditions in the area more hazardous and prompting the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory. Walton and Newton rescue workers responded to a one-car rollover accident on U.S. 50 west of Walton. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, but was pinned in the vehicle for several minutes. Also late Friday afternoon, dispatchers rolled ambulances to a one-car rollover near the U.S. 50 and I-135 interchange and a one-car wreck near the Hesston exit from I-135. No one was seriously hurt. The weather forecast called for snow through early this morning, with a total around 3 inches and lows 25 to 30. Chance of snow 60 percent. Today should be mostly cloudy with highs near 40. A chance of rain or snow will return after midnight tonight with lows near 30. There will be a 50 percent chance of rain or snow Sunday with highs 35 to 40 and lows near 30. The chance of snow will continue through Monday. (The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas. January 29, 2005).
Bradley L. McIntosh, 18, died Friday (Jan. 28, 2005) at Newton Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident in rural Harvey County. He was born Feb. 23, 1986, to Sondra McIntosh in Hutchinson. She survives of Newton. He worked as a cabinet maker for Norcraft Industries in Newton. He enjoyed collecting football and baseball cards and comic books. He greatly enjoyed his new car. Other survivors include three sisters, Amber McIntosh of Newton, D.D. McIntosh of Chicago and Audrey McIntosh of Hutchinson. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home with Pastor Sandy Killfoil of Community Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials have been established with the Bradley McIntosh Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. (Petersen Family Funeral Home, January 29, 2005).