August 20, 2013
A Zurich, Kansas teenager died in a head-on collision early this morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
The accident happened on Kansas Highway 18 in Rooks County.
Troopers said a pickup truck driven by Acetin Benedick, 16, crossed the center line, overcorrected, then collided with a semi. Benedick was flown to a Wichita hospital where he died.
Two people in the semi were injured. Kelly Shearer of Almena and Ricci Gutzman of Bennington were taken to Rooks County Health Center for treatment.