Baxter Springs man killed in construction-zone crash near Arkansas City

One person died from their injuries in a Cowley County crash involving an asphalt milling...
One person died from their injuries in a Cowley County crash involving an asphalt milling machine.(KWCH)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 7:24 PM CDT
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COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol confirmed a Baxter Springs man is dead after a Cowley County crash in a construction zone. It happened Thursday afternoon near Arkansas City.

KHP troopers said Billy Watson Jr., 72, was driving west on U-166 in his 1973 Ford Ranchero. He was in the construction zone when his vehicle side-swiped a street sweeper, lost control and hit a road mill (an asphalt milling machine).

The KHP report said Watson died at the scene.

One person died from their injuries in a Thursday afternoon crash near Arkansas City in Cowley County involving a passenger vehicle and an asphalt milling machine. The Cowley County Sheriff’s reported US-166 closing at the Cowley State Fishing Lake to the east and 141st Road (Cowley 1) to the west after the crash reported a little after 3 p.m. in a construction zone.

Eyewitness News sent a crew to the scene to gather details on what led up to the crash.

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