Trooper: 2 dead in 3-vehicle Kansas accident

By: Associated Press / KAKE News -
By: Associated Press / KAKE News -

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TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a three-vehicle accident in northeast Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the wreck occurred Monday evening in rural Leavenworth County. Troopers say a westbound Ford pickup sideswiped the trailer of an eastbound Ford pickup before veering into oncoming traffic. They say that vehicle hit a Chevrolet Suburban head-on and both drivers were killed.

Troopers say the eastbound driver was wearing a seat belt but the westbound driver was not.

The westbound driver who was killed has been identified as 46-year-old Bart H. Kissinger of Oskaloosa.

The eastbound driver who died has been identified as 39-year-old Brandon L. McKinsey of Tonganoxie.

No one else was in either vehicle.

Two people were in the the Ford pickup with the trailer, but neither was hurt.

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