Kansas couple killed when pickup truck crashes near Milford Lake
WAKEFIELD, Kan. (KAKE) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people were killed when an out-of-control pickup truck hit a bridge and overturned west of Milford Lake.
The accident happened at around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday about 7.5 miles southeast of Wakefield in Clay County. The patrol reports a Dodge Ram was heading north on County Line Road near 2nd Road when the driver lost control. The pickup then hit a bridge and rolled before coming to rest in a ditch.
The driver, 70-year-old Winfer Abernathy, and his passenger, 74-year-old Margaret Abernathy, died at the scene. Both were from Junction City.
The patrol's online crash log states both people were wearing seat belts. It's unclear what caused Winfer to lose control.