Patrol says weather a factor in fatal central Kansas crash

October 27, 2020 GMT

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Snowy, icy weather conditions were a factor in a crash near Newton that killed a Goddard man, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The crash happened Monday night at U.S. Highway 50 and Emma Creek Road, west of Newton in Harvey County, television station KAKE reported. Investigators said a car moving slowly on Highway 50 because of weather conditions was rear-ended by a pickup truck, causing the truck to roll several times.

The truck’s driver, 33-year-old Brandon Albert, was thrown from the vehicle and died of his injuries, the patrol said. The driver of the car was taken to a Wichita hospital with serious injuries.