One killed, one injured in crash near Baldwin Junction

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Post updated at 2:36 p.m. Sunday, March 3:

One person was killed and another was injured in a crash Sunday morning near Baldwin Junction, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.


Christopher Robert Stergos, 48, of Tonganoxie, and Margaret Kathleen Coleman, 49, of Overland Park, were southbound on U.S. Highway 59 on an Indian Chieftain motorcycle when the rear tire blew out, causing the motorcycle to slide and eject both occupants, according to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Coleman did not survive the crash. Stergos was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with suspected serious injuries, according to the KHP report.

U.S. Highway 59 southbound near U.S. Highway 56, the Baldwin Junction, was closed as the sheriff’s office and Kansas Highway Patrol investigated Sunday afternoon. Southbound traffic needed to exit on U.S. 56, according to the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office was assisting KHP with the investigation and traffic control, George Diepenbrock, a spokesperson for DGSO, said via email.

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