SHAWNEE COUNTY — Two people died in an accident just before 3:30a.m. Thursday in Shawnee County.
A Ford Box Truck registered in Missouri and a Pontiac Firebird registered in Tennessee were westbound on Interstate 70 near West Union Road, according to Deputy Shayna Anderson
The vehicles collided in the outside lane of travel sending both vehicles off the road to the north. The Pontiac became fully engulfed in flames with both occupants still inside.
The occupants of the Pontiac were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital where he was evaluated and released.
Dove Fire and AMR assisted at the scene. Names of the victims have not been released.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead following a fiery crash near Topeka.
The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 70 when a car and a box truck collided.
Both vehicles left the roadway and the car caught fire. Officials on the scene said two people in the car died. The truck driver is hospitalized with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.