Crash claims life of northeast Kansas teen

BASEHOR, Kansas – A 15-year-old from Tonganoxie was killed in a crash with a semi early Tuesday evening in Leavenworth County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Shealyn Hayes was in the passenger seat of a Ford Explorer SUV driven by a 16-year-old Tristan Hayes.

Hayes failed to yield to a tractor-trailer that was traveling westbound on Highway 24/40.

The semi struck the passenger side of the SUV.

Shealyn was transported to an area hospital where she died of her injuries.

Tristan was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Both teens were wearing seat belts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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