Feb 17, 2020 10:23 PM

Update: Kan. man hospitalized after dragged by jeep during altercation

Posted Feb 17, 2020 10:23 PM

SHAWNEE COUNTY  —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a hit and run accident that sent a victim to a hospital.

Just after 1a.m. Sunday, Shawnee County deputies responded to an injury accident after a 911 call. The caller reported they were transporting a victim in a personal vehicle to a local hospital, according to Deputy Scott Wanamaker.

Deputies and American Medical Response met the caller and victim on Interstate 70, transferred the victim to an ambulance for transport to a Topeka hospital.

The witness reported that there was a gathering at 151 West 4th Street in Auburn, Kansas. An altercation occurred which resulted in one man being drug by a vehicle causing the life-threatening injuries. Late Monday, the victim remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.

During the altercation, the vehicle also struck two others resulting in minor injuries, according to the witness.

Authorities have identified all the subjects involved, according to Christian.   Authorities have not reported an arrest.

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SHAWNEE COUNTY  —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a hit and run accident that sent a victim to a hospital.

Just after 1a.m. Sunday, Shawnee County deputies responded to an injury accident after a 911 call. The caller reported they were transporting a victim in a personal vehicle to a local hospital, according to Deputy Scott Wanamaker.

Deputies and American Medical Response met the caller and victim on Interstate 70, transferred the victim to an ambulance for transport to a Topeka hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The witness reported that there was a gathering at 151 West 4th Street in Auburn, Kansas. An altercation occurred which resulted in one man being drug by a vehicle causing the life-threatening injuries. During the altercation, the vehicle also struck two others resulting in minor injuries, according to the witness. The vehicle described as a red, or dark colored 4-door Jeep wrangler sped away westbound on 4th street, according to Wanamaker. 

Deputies asked the public for assistance locating Tyler Moore and Zachary Osborne for questioning in connection with the incident. 

Later Sunday, deputies reported they were no longer searching for Osborne and continue to search for Moore and the vehicle.

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Kansas GOP leaders' fight over abortion, Medicaid escalates
Senate President Susan Wagle during a Jan. 30 press conference on the abortion amendment after Governor Kelly inserts herself into the legislative process.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A political dispute between the Kansas Senate’s top two Republicans over abortion and Medicaid expansion has escalated.

Senate President Susan Wagle, of Wichita, distributed an editorial to newspapers across the state this weekend defending her decision earlier this month to block a bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan drafted by Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, of Overland Park, and Demcoratic Gov. Laura Kelly.

Wagle moved after a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution failed in the Kansas House. She and other abortion opponents have vowed to block the expansion plan until the proposed amendment gets on the ballot for voters to consider. The measure would overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision last year declaring access to abortion a “fundamental” right under the state’s Bill of Rights.

Wagle opposes Medicaid expansion and contends that with the high court decision, it would lead to taxpayer-funded abortions if the constitution is not changed.

“I needed to act,” she wrote in her editorial.

Her editorial was published online after Denning emailed his Senate colleagues Friday morning, saying there is no link between the two issues because the expansion bill says pregnant women’s health coverage still would come under the existing Medicaid program. Denning supports the proposed anti-abortion amendment.