Victims Identified in Deadly Highway 59 Crash

The fatal wreck happened Tuesday on U.S. Highway 59, southwest of the Atchison city limits.

Posted: Jun 6, 2018 8:18 AM

(ATCHISON, KS.) KAIR - A head-on collision between a car and a semi tractor trailer late Tuesday afternoon in Atchison County leaves two dead.

Atchison County Sheriff Jack Laurie tells MSC News the fatal wreck happened on U.S. Highway 59, southwest of the Atchison city limits.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says killed in the crash were 55-year-old Atchison resident Elaine Drennon and her 54-year-old passenger, Karen Keil, of Kansas City, Missouri.

The Patrol says Drennon was northbound when her Mercury Cougar crossed the center line and struck a southbound semi-tractor trailer hauling cattle head-on around 5:00.

The driver of the semi, 48-year-old Annville, Kentucky resident William Wilson, was transported to Mosaic Life Care, in St. Joseph, Missouri, with what the Patrol described as disabling injuries.

The Patrol says all the occupants were buckled up except for Keil.

Article Comments

Saint Joseph
Overcast
33° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 33°
Maryville
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 27°
Savannah
Overcast
33° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 33°
Cameron
Overcast
24° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 18°
Fairfax
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 30°
The good news is our temperatures will be on the rise through the week. Sundays highs will be in the middle to upper 40s and Monday is expected to be even warmer. There is a slight risk for some evening rain showers Tuesday. By midweek highs will be pushing the 50s. By the end of the week we could be seeing highs in the 60s.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events