Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Accident Rate in Vicinity of Double Fatality Crash Monday Less Than Statewide Rate for Similar Roads

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Accident Rate in Vicinity of Double Fatality Crash Monday Less Than Statewide Rate for Similar Roads

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Data from the Kansas Department of Transportation indicates a section of the Oakland Expressway on which two people were killed in a crash Monday has a lower accident rate than the overall statewide rate for similar roads.

The area KDOT analyzed includes K-4 highway from US-24 highway to N.E. Seward Avenue. The 2.02 mile stretch is a two-lane, undivided rural road. According to KDOT, the accident rate per million miles of vehicle travel in that section of the expressway is 0.452, while the statewide rate for a similar road type is 1.19. The data reflects accidents from 2011 to 2015, though data from 2015 is incomplete.

Two people were killed Monday morning in a head-on crash on the Oakland Expressway, about one half-mile south of the US-24 interchange. The crash occurred at a point where the expressway curves slightly. …

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