Vehicle overturns after losing control on I-70

A westbound GMC Yukon overturned when it went off I-70 east of K-7 on Tuesday.

The wreck happened about 2:46 p.m. June 23, according to the Kansas Turnpike Authority trooper’s report.

The Yukon was westbound on I-70 when the driver lost control, the vehicle struck the median barrier, the vehicle crossed three lanes of traffic, struck a delineator post, slid down the hill, struck a fence and culvert and overturned, the report stated.

The driver of the Yukon, a 47-year-old woman from Leavenworth, was injured and taken to a hospital, according to the report.

It was raining Tuesday afternoon.

Caudillo chosen for open KCK school board position

Irene Caudillo (File photo)
Irene Caudillo (File photo)

Irene Caudillo was chosen for an open Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education position at the Tuesday night school board meeting.

It was a unanimous vote, 5-0, according to the board’s clerk.

The board also received the sad news that long-time board member George Breidenthal died June 23.

Christal Watson, a current board member, removed her name from the list of applicants who wanted to be considered for the open position at Tuesday night’s meeting, and then Watson voted for Caudillo. Seven candidates had submitted their names and were interviewed for the position last week.

Caudillo will be filling the position of Vicki Meyer, who resigned for health reasons after 18 years of service on the board.

During the spring election campaign, Caudillo had emphasized closing the student achievement gap, as well as more collaboration and accountability, increased graduation rates, increased parental involvement, and advocacy for adequate state funding.

Caudillo, president and CEO of El Centro, will start her board service in July. Rep. Valdenia Winn, who was elected to the school board, also will start her school board term in July.

No details have been announced yet for the process for another open board position that will be filled, but the board is expected to follow the same procedure.

Bonner Springs police investigate aggravated robbery

Bonner Springs police are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened at 5:20 a.m. June 23 in the 600 block of Silverhill Drive.

According to a preliminary investigation, a man exited the front passenger seat of a blue four-door sedan armed with a black handgun, police said.

The man approached a woman who was sitting in her car. The suspect fired one round into the ground and then pointed the gun at the victim, police said. The suspect demanded her money, and left with a purse in the blue sedan, police said.

The Bonner Springs Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call 913-422-7800.