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Head-on crash in northeast Kansas kills 2

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11:14 p.m.

A head-on collision Monday in northeast Kansas left both drivers dead, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Shortly after 5 p.m., 18-year-old Keenan D. Jellison-Knock, of Washington, veered into oncoming traffic and struck a 2006 Honda Pilot driven by 60-year-old Ruthann Minge, of Hanover, the KHP said. The impact forced Minge’s SUV into a ditch, while Jellison-Knock’s 2001 Buick LeSabre stopped in the middle of the road.

The accident happened on a stretch of U.S. 36 between Hanover and Washington in Washington County, the KHP said.

Jellison-Knock and Minge were taken to local hospitals for treatment but died shortly after the crash, the KHP said.

Both were wearing seat belts, according to the highway patrol.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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