Jan 14, 2020 8:00 AM

KHP: Driver traveling too fast for conditions in fatal crash

Posted Jan 14, 2020 8:00 AM
First responders near the accident scene Monday photo courtesy KWCH
First responders near the accident scene Monday photo courtesy KWCH

SEDGWICK COUNTY —One person died in an accident just before 8a.m. Monday in Sedgwick County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Toyota Tundra driven by  Arnold Jackie Thompson III, 33, Cadiz, OH., was eastbound on U.S. 54 at East 327th Street.

The driver was traveling too fast for conditions. The pickup slid off the roadway through the median. It struck and rolled over the guardrail, and landed on the driver's side in the westbound lanes of the highway.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.

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Kansas man admits driving getaway car in series of robberies
Harris photo is being held in Harvey County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man admitted driving the getaway car in a series of commercial robberies, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Shaiquille Harris, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty this week to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, Harris admitted participating in robberies at the following stores: Kwik Shop, 710 W. 29th,  Kwik Shop, 3959 S. Hydraulic, Kwik Shop, 3601 E. 47th South and the QuikTrip, 2821 E. 31st South, all in Wichita. 

Harris admitted that in each case he drove and a co-defendant entered the store to commit the robbery.

VonFange photo Wilson County

Co-defendant Brelen VonFange, 28, Wichita, Kan., is awaiting trial.

Sentencing for Harris is set for April 13. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.