Teen killed, 3 hurt in head-on crash on Kansas highway
GREENSBURG, Kan. (KAKE) - A young Wisconsin man was killed and three other teens were hurt when two cars collided head-on in southwest Kansas on Wednesday.
The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 54 about 14 miles east of Greensburg in Kiowa County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a semi came to a stop in the westbound lane. A Chevy Tahoe behind the semi tried to avoid the rig by veering into the eastbound lane. That's when an eastbound Chrysler Pacifica went onto the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the Tahoe and the two vehicles collided.
A passenger in the Tahoe, 19-year-old Jaidyn Barz, died. He was wearing a seat belt.
The 18-year-old Wisconsin man driving the Tahoe and the 19-year-old Washington, Kansas, man driving the Pacifica were hospitalized with potentially serious injuries. A second passenger in the Tahoe, a 19-year-old man, was being treated for minor injuries.
The patrol's online crash log does not state why the semi came to a stop on the highway.