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Questions persist in K-96 wrong-way crash

Numerous questions still linger about a two-vehicle collision involving a wrong-way driver on K-96 next to I-135 on Friday night, Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday.

The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. and injured three members of a Haysville family in a westbound SUV on K-96.

James Richard Glover, 53, of Marietta Ga., was pronounced dead at a local hospital after he lost consciousness while being restrained by police after he climbed out of his PT Cruiser and became combative, KHP officials have said.

A call to 911 reported the PT Cruiser driving northbound at a high rate of speed in the southbound lanes of I-135. The vehicle's headlights were not on.

Glover then headed east on the westbound K-96 exit ramp and collided head-on with the westbound SUV just east of the ramp.

None of the injuries suffered by members of the Haysville family were serious, KHP Lt. Jimmie Atkinson said.

Authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy to determine what caused Glover's death,

The first report of Glover driving the wrong way on the Canal Route came from the vicinity of 13th Street.

"It's always nice getting a timeline," Atkinson said. "We don't know if he got on at 13th Street North or at another entrance."

Investigators are hoping to hear from other motorists who may have witnessed some portion of the incident Friday night.

They can call the Troop F headquarters at 316-744-0451 or stop by the office at 3200 E. 45th St. North on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Atkinson said investigators aren't sure what, if anything, Glover was under the influence of when he was driving or how fast he was going at the time of the collision.

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