6 killed in fiery crash

Collision on K-10 bypass burns Ford Fusion, killing 6 inside. Driver of other vehicle taken to hospital.


State News

June 19, 2020 - 2:31 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Six people were killed and one was seriously injured in a fiery head-on crash on a northeast Kansas highway, authorities said.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday when a Ford Fusion and another vehicle collided on U.S. 40 southwest of Lawrence, on a stretch of road also know as the Kansas 10 bypass. Both vehicles were on fire when deputies arrived. 

The Fusion was completely burned and six people inside died, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Jenn Hethcoat said in an email. The driver of the other partially burned vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. 

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