U.S. 59 near Nortonville
NORTONVILLE Two people have been killed and four children were injured in a two-car accident in northeast Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that the accident occurred Friday when a Jeep traveling northbound on U.S. 59 crossed the center line and collided with a Mercury sedan about three miles northeast of Nortonville in Atchison County. Nortonville is about 37 miles north of Lawrence.
The drivers of both vehicles were killed. The patrol identified them as 19-year-old Denver James Barr of Savannah, Mo., who was driving the Jeep and 72-year-old Elizabeth Bertels of Nortonville. She was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The patrol said four children in Bertels' car were taken to hospitals.