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Crash kills 2 in southeast Kansas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- State troopers are investigating the potential role of winter weather in a collision that killed two people in southeast Kansas.

Highway Patrol Maj. John Eichkorn says the wreck happened shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 69, just south of Pittsburg and one mile north of U.S. 400.

Eichkorn says the two-car collision killed the driver of one vehicle and a passenger in the other. The second driver was taken to a hospital. Names were not immediately released.

The patrol says no precipitation was falling at the time, but investigators will study if conditions created by Tuesday's winter storm were involved.

The crash closed U.S. 69 for about two hours.


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