Archive for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alcohol, speed cited in April 3 crash that injured three

April 21, 2015

— The accident report for the April 3 crash that injured three teenagers on Pflumm Road shows new details about the speed of the vehicle and how it lost control.

The report shows that the 2015 Honda Civic, occupied by three 18-year-old men, was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of Pflumm Road at approximately 10:50 p.m. The driver, Alexander Kiegerl of Lenexa has been charged with speeding, preliminary breath test refusal, and DUI.

According to the report, police estimate that the vehicle was traveling between 62.05 miles-per-hour and 68.57 miles-per-hour when the car crossed the centerline of Pflumm Road, just north of 67th Street. The posted speed limit on Pflumm Road is 30 miles-per-hour.

The report states that the driver lost control, went off of the right side of the road, and struck the east curb. The car crossed the centerline a second time, spun 180 degrees, and then went off the west side of the road, crashing through a chain-link fence, and finally coming to rest when the rear of the car struck a tree.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, a blood alcohol concentration of .02 percent or greater is a crime in Kansas for drivers under 21 years of age. The accident report states that Kiegerl, 18, tested .09 percent according to the accident report. The legal limit for drivers 21 and older is .08 percent.

The accident report identifies the two 18-year-old passengers, one of Lenexa and one of Shawnee. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash. The Shawnee Dispatch is not releasing their names as the police report does not list any charges against them.


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