2 Dead in Hwy. 59 Crash Near Atchison

Two people are dead after a fatal accident just outside of Atchison, Kansas late Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Jun. 5, 2018 8:55 PM
Updated: Jun. 5, 2018 8:58 PM

(Atchison, Kan.)  Two people are dead after a fatal accident just outside of Atchison, Kansas late Tuesday afternoon.

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Kansas State Patrol officials say the accident happened around 5 p.m., just southwest of Atchison on Highway 59.

They say a vehicle traveling on northboud Hwy. 59 carrying the two victims swerved into the path of an oncoming semi truck and was struck.

Both the driver and passenger in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was taken to Mosaic Life Care with moderate injuries.

Law enforcement have not yet released the names of the victims. An investigation continues.

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