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.