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Kansas patrol says Atchison man killed in UTV crash

August 16, 2021 GMT

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — An Atchison man has died after the utility vehicle he was driving collided with a car, the Kansas State Patrol said.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon, killing 26-year-old Eli Whittaker, television station KSNT reported.

Investigators said Whittaker was driving a UTV on Kansas Highway 7 when he swerved to try to avoid another UTV in front of him that had slowed for traffic. Whittaker still hit the other UTV, then crossed into the patch of oncoming traffic and was hit by a car, investigating troopers said.

Whittaker died at the scene. Investigators said he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.