Icy roads lead to fatal crash in Osage County

By Brandon Peoples
KVOE – Feb. 12, 2018

Icy roads are being blamed for a fatal crash that occurred Saturday evening in Osage County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, shortly after 5:30 p.m. a passenger car was southbound on Interstate 35 near mile marker 165, approximately 3 miles northeast of the Waverly interchange. The vehicle left the road due to icy conditions, struck a van that was legally parked in the median and two pedestrians.

One of the pedestrians, 49-year-old Robert Groh of Raymore, Missouri was transported to Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa and died from his injuries. The other pedestrian, 35-year-old Adam Balentine of Judsonia, Arkansas was transported to Coffey County Hospital with a possible injury.

The two occupants in the passenger car were not injured. They were identified as 24-year-old Taylor Walker of Kalamazoo, Michigan and 47-year-old Jeffrey Butler of San Diego, California.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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