Kan. -

Saturday proved deadly on Kansas Highways.

Kansas Highway Patrol reports five fatality car accidents, ending in seven deaths. Not all of those were related to the icy, snow packed roads, but some certainly were.


Early Saturday morning a head on crash killed one and sent three others to the hospital.

It happened in Meade County on Highway 54, 2.6 miles east of K23 junction at 1:40 a.m. Kansas Highway Patrol says a Chevrolet Cavalier traveling eastbound on 54 crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on.

A 21-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Cavalier was taken to Meade District Hospital, but later pronounced dead. She's identified as Sarah R. Hemauer of Chilton, Wisconsin. Her husband was also in the vehicle and was taken to the hospital in Meade. No word on the extent of his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle  was life flighted to St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. The driver of the vehicle that was hit was also taken to the Meade District Hospital with injuries. She's a 21-year-old from Meade, KS.

All four were wearing their seat belts at the time.


A 20-year-old from Sterling, KS was killed when her vehicle lost control on K-14 and was hit by an oncoming car. The crash happened at 11:10 a.m. at K-14 and Fairview, about four miles west of Nickerson. The woman is identified as Allyson R. Yutzy.

Two in the vehicle who hit Yutzy's were taken to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.


A 19-year-old is killed when her vehicle ran off the road and rolled several times.

Kelsey Rae Gordon of Osage, KS was driving eastbound on K58 when she went off the road and into the south ditch. It happened around 2:30 Saturday afternoon in Coffey County.

Kansas Highway Patrol reports she was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from her car.

She was taken to Coffey County Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.


Two people, including a teen, were killed when the vehicle they were in wasn't able to stop on Douglas County Road 1061. A second vehicle hit the passenger side door. It happened around 7:00 p.m. in Douglas County.

Rodney L Strickell, 53, and Dylan Strickell, 17, were pronounced dead on scene. The vehicle they were in came to rest on its top.

The second vehicle was also pushed off the road and came to rest on its wheels. The three occupants of that vehicle were taken to the hospital.


Two pedestrians were killed when a vehicle in Seward County driving eastbound on 2nd Street, hit them in the roadway around 11 p.m Saturday night. The pedestrians were two males in their 30s. Nothing more is being released on these fatalities pending family notification.