Patrol: 2 killed, 1 hurt in crash in central Kansas

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CANTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash in McPherson County in central Kansas. 

Trooper Ben Gardner with the Kansas Highway Patrol tweeted at around 3:40 p.m Friday that the two-vehicle crash happened on U.S. 56 west of Canton. The patrol says the accident is still under investigation and did not give details on what happened. 

Two people in a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica were killed. The patrol's crash log identified them as 88-year-old Robert Unruh and 83-year-old Mary Unruh, both of Canton. 

The 41-year-old driver of a 1999 Ford was hospitalized with serious injuries. 

Trooper Gardner said the accident is not believed to be weather related.

Two fatal crashes in Kansas earlier Friday were weather related. A middle school teacher died in a crash in Reno County, and a 44-year-old woman was killed in Rush County. 

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