Clearwater man killed in crash that closed Hwy. 75 in Coffey Co.

By Nick Viviani
WIBW – July 23, 2018


An 80-year-old Clearwater man was killed Sunday morning in a three-vehicle wreck that shut down a stretch of Hwy. 75, in Coffey Co., for much of the day.

The Kansas Highway Patrol had blocked off both directions of the highway at K-58 Leroy Junction intersection, about seven miles south of Burlington, while crews cleared the scene.

Investigators say William Castle was heading south on Hwy. 75 shortly after 10 a.m. when his Ford F-350 rear-ended a Hyundai Tiburon that had stopped to turn left onto K-58. The Ford truck, which had been pulling a camper, then crossed the center-line and collided head-on with an oncoming grain truck.

Castle was pronounced dead at the scene, KHP said. The driver of the Hyundai, 36-year-old Kelly Minor, of Neosho Falls, as well as the grain truck’s driver, 38-year-old Jason Lee Brammer, of Frankfort, were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours while the accident was cleared.


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