Head-on crash in McPherson County kills 2

KHP reports a pickup crossed the center line

MCPHERSON COUNTY, Kan. - Two people are dead after a crash overnight in McPherson County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol stated two vehicles crashed head-on on US Highway 56 about five miles east of McPherson at around 8:50 p.m. Thursday.

The drivers of both vehicles, 57-year-old Timothy Kerston from Hillsboro, and 34-year-old Abby McIntosh from Galva were killed in the crash. 

The KHP crash log states the pickup Kersten was driving eastbound crossed the center line for an "unknown reason" and crashed into the SUV McIntosh was driving westbound.

A 13-year-old passenger in the SUV was seriously hurt and taken to a Wichita hospital. The teenager and Kerston were wearing seat belts, but the crash log states McIntosh was not.

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