K-16 Reopens Following Crash That Killed 2

By: Nick Viviani, Michael Moore, Greg Palmer
By: Nick Viviani, Michael Moore, Greg Palmer
K-16 from George Rd to 251 Road has been re-opened just before Midnight after a crash that killed two people in a three-vehicle wreck in rural Leavenworth County.

Two people die in 3 vehicle wreck in Leavenworth Co. on August, 18, 2014 (KCTV5)

McLOUTH, Kan. (WIBW) -- K-16 from George Rd to 251 Road has been re-opened just before Midnight after a crash that killed two people in a three-vehicle wreck in rural Leavenworth County according to The Kansas Department of Transportation.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened just after 6 p.m. Monday night on K-16 near Tonganoxie when a westbound driver, 46 year-old Bart Kissinger sideswiped the trailer being pulled by a eastbound pickup before veering into oncoming traffic.

They say Kissinger hit 39 year-old Brandon Mckinsey head-on. Both drivers were killed.

KHP says the driver pulling the trailer, 66 year-old Gerald Hartshorn and his passenger, 53 year-old Laura Hartshorn were not hurt in the accident.

Debris from the head-on collision hit a fourth vehicle driven by 59 year-old Ronald Grover however he was not reported as injured.


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