Western Kansas Fatalities


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) Two western Kansas women are among three people killed in a head-on collision in Finney County about six miles north of Garden City.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Phillip Cook, 21, of Littlefield, Texas, was southbound on U.S. 83 at 9:19 p.m. Friday when he crossed the center line and struck a car driven by Doris Reed, 81, of Scott City.

The Hutchinson News reports both drivers and Leta Weems, 68, of Scott City, a passenger in Reed’s car, were killed in the crash. A second passenger in Reed’s car, Alice Odea, 73, of Scott City, was taken to a Garden City hospital where her condition was not available.


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