Australian photographer killed in Kansas crash
ANTHONY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a photographer from Australia died in a crash in southern Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Dale Sharpe, of Tugun, in Queensland, died in the crash Thursday in Harper County.
Sharpe hit a deer on Kansas 42, disabling his car. When the vehicle’s engine began billowing smoke, Sharpe got out of the car and went into a nearby ditch to wait for help.
The patrol says a driver trying to avoid hitting Shaper’s vehicle steered his car into the ditch, hitting the photographer.
Sharpe died at Harper County Community hospital. The other driver was not hurt.