Woman, Eureka High student both killed in wreck near Severy

By Chuck Samples
KVOE – February 27, 2017

A Eureka High School student was one of two people who died as a result of a fiery two-vehicle crash near Severy before sunrise Monday.

Greenwood County Sheriff Heath Samuels says 17-year-old Tanner McMullen of Fall River was westbound on US Highway 400 when his pickup was hit head-on by a currently unidentified woman who was driving a small SUV. The woman’s vehicle apparently went left of center before the wreck. The Highway Patrol says McMullen’s pickup caught fire after the crash.

Both drivers were dead at the scene about five miles east of the Kansas Highway 99 junction. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

At this time, it hasn’t been determined if fog was a factor but Samuels says there was patchy fog across Greenwood County at the time of the crash. US Highway 400 was closed for about four hours in both directions before it reopened around 10:30 am.

Numerous agencies were involved in the investigation, including Greenwood County deputies, Kansas Highway patrol, Severy Fire, Eureka Rescue and Greenwood County EMS.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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