SE Kansas farmer killed in rear-end crash

NIOTAZE, Kan. (AP) A Havana man was killed early Wednesday morning when a truck rear-ended his tractor as it went down a southeast Kansas highway, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Investigators say Kenneth Sullivan was heading west on U.S. 166, about three miles east of Niotaze, around 6 a.m. when the tractor was struck from behind by a GMC Sierra 1500.

The 67-year-old Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene, KHP said.

The driver of the pickup, Ronald Rogers, was reportedly seriously injured in the crash. The 78-year-old Cedar Vale man was taken to an Oklahoma hospital for treatment.