Two dead in Friday accident

Hays Post – May 3, 2014

Two people were killed in a Pratt County crash on Friday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Ford Taurus driven by Ronald J. Werner, 75, Halstead was southbound on K-61 five miles north of Pratt.

The vehicle was struck by a northbound 2008 Chevy Avalanche driven by Edio Estrada Jr., 20, Rio Grande City, TX that had crossed the centerline. The Avalanche flipped onto its top, slid northbound, and came to rest facing south in the southbound lane.

Werner and a passenger in the Taurus Kathleen L. Werner, 73, Halstead were pronounced dead at the scene.

Estrada Jr. was transported to the hospital in Pratt.

The KHP reported Estrada Jr. was the only one not wearing a seat belt.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster