Vernon Kirkpatrick Killed in Fall River, KS, Van/Truck Accident
Fall River, KS -- June 4, 2017, Vernon Kirkpatrick was killed following an accident in which his van and an 18-wheeler collided on the highway.
Authorities from the Kansas State Police Department say that the fatal incident occurred just after 12:00 a.m. along US Highway 400, just outside Fall River.
Preliminary police investigations indicate that 59-year-old Kirkpatrick was driving a van eastbound along US 400. In the westbound lanes was an 18-wheeler. Somehow, as they crossed, the two vehicles ended up colliding into each other head-on.
As a result of the accident, Kirkpatrick was fatally injured. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.
The exact cause of the accident wasn't reported. Investigations are ongoing.
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