LINN COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Kansas Highway Patrol, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a Garnett woman was killed when her vehicle was struck in Linn County on Tuesday.
The Linn County Attorney requested KBI assistance at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Special agents responded to investigate.
Preliminary information indicates that between 2:45 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, 42-year old James R. Allen, of Parker, was driving in his pickup truck when he struck his mother, 70-year old Charlotte L. Grimes, of Garnett, who was driving in a passenger car ½ mile south of 1800 Rd. on Keitel Rd. in Parker, Kan. It is believed Allen turned his pickup truck around and intentionally struck the car Grimes was driving a second time.
Allen was transported by EMS to the Overland Park Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries. At approximately 6:15 p.m., KBI agents arrested Allen for second-degree murder. He was then booked into the Bourbon County Jail. Formal charges are pending.
The investigation is ongoing. Nothing further will be released at this time.
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