According to a report issued by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the driver who killed Douglas County sheriff’s deputy David Dillon on June 28th was “distracted by a cell phone and other electronic devices during the accident.”
Dillon, off duty at the time, was riding his bicycle west of Eudora when he struck him from behind by a car driven by Kyle William Van Meter. The report, according to the Lawrence Journal-World, “indicates there were scattered showers in the area, but visibility was not obstructed on the straight and level road. The report indicates that inattention and failure to yield the right-of-way by the 20-year-old driver were contributing circumstances in the wreck.”
There is no word on whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, as toxicology reports are pending. There is also no word on whether or not the driver will be charged for killing Dillon.