Accident involving Kansas State fan bus leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Saturday, November 18th 2006, 8:02 pm
By: News On 6

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) One person was killed and another critically injured in an accident involving a bus carrying Kansas State University fans to Saturday's football game at the University of Kansas, police said.

The one-vehicle accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. less than two miles from Memorial Stadium. Few details were available late Saturday, and police would not identify the dead and injured except to say both were male.

Lawrence police Sgt. Paul Fellers confirmed that both were passengers on the ``Cat Tracker,'' a retrofitted school bus that takes Wildcat fans to games but is not affiliated with the university.

The injured fan was taken to University of Kansas Medical Center, where he was in critical condition Saturday night.

Hospital spokesman Dennis McCulloch said the fan was being treated for a head injury and that his identity would not be released Saturday.

``The family understands the public's interest in his condition but requests prayers and privacy,'' McCulloch said.