JEFFERSON COUNTY — Two people died in an accident just after 7a.m. Friday in Jefferson County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Hannah Rose Stark, 31, Grantville, was northbound on Barton Road.
The driver failed to yield at U.S. 24 and struck an eastbound 1999 Ford Club Wagon that was driven by Gerald A. Baxter, 66, Clay Center on the right side.
The collision caused the driver to lose control and the vehicle rolled several times.
Baxter and a passengers Carla Rene Polson, 65, Blue Rapids, were transported to a hospital in Topeka where they died.
Three others in the Ford including Ruth M. Baxter, 64; Robert Stewart, 61; Barbara Jean Stewart, 61, all of Clay Center were also transported to the hospital in Topeka.
Stark and two children in the Nissan were not injured.
Polson and Ruth Baxter were not wearing seat belts, according the KHP.
GRANTVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed after a car clipped a van on a highway northeast of Topeka.
The crash happened Friday morning at an intersection along U.S. 24 near Grantville in southwest Jefferson County.
Lt. Adam Winter, of the Kansas Highway Patrol, says the van overturned, killing the driver and a passenger. Their names, ages and genders weren’t immediately released. Four others in the van were taken to a Topeka hospital, including one person flown there with critical injuries.
Winters says none of the three occupants in the car were seriously injured.