Victims identified in Thursday crossover collision UPDATE
7 :30 p.m. UPDATE DESOTO, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead after a pickup truck crossed the median on a northeast Kansas highway and struck a car head-on.
The Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 1:20 a.m. Thursday on Kansas 10 in Johnson County.
Investigators said a westbound pickup driven by 45-year-old Johnnie Royce Jackson, of Kansas City, Mo., crossed the grass median and collided head-on with a Toyota Avalon driven by 20-year-old Robert Zevenbergen of Kansas City, Kan.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The Highway Patrol said Zevenbergen was wearing a seatbelt, but Jackson was not.
UPDATE DESOTO, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead after an early morning crash on Kansas 10 after the driver of a pickup truck crossed the median and plowed into an oncoming car.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pickup driver was a 45-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man who lost control of his westbound vehicle around 1:20 a.m. Thursday and collided with an eastbound Toyota Camry driven by a 20-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Howard Dickinson says the pickup driver was ejected from his vehicle, while the Camry driver was wearing a seatbelt and had to be cut out.
Dickenson says the crash was not survivable because of the force of two vehicles traveling at 70 mph and crashing into each other.
7:55 a.m. De Soto, Kans.—The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a Thursday morning accident that killed two people on K-10.
According to authorities a westbound pickup truck on K 10 east of Kill Creek Road crossed the median and hit an east bound Toyota.
Both drivers died at the scene. Names of the victims have not been released.
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