JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Kansas man died in an accident just before 5p.m. Tuesday in Jefferson County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford explorer driven by Henry C. Carey Jr., 37, Topeka, was southbound on K4 at the Shawnee Jefferson County line.
The driver attempted to pass two slower vehicles on the left to avoid a rear-end collision and struck a northbound Hyundai Elantra driven by Thomas E. Prescott head-on. Vehicle 2 was northbound on K4 at the time of the accident.
Prescott was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Frontier Forensics. Carey, Jr. was transported to the hospital in Topeka. Both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.