Partridge man killed in Reno County crash

RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Reno County Sheriff's Office says one man has died in a deadly crash on Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Randy Henderson said the accident happened around 6 a.m near Valley Pride Road.

Deputies say a 61-year-old Kenneth Lee Batchelete of Butler, Missouri was headed eastbound hauling milk in a 2013 Peterbuilt semi when he collided with a car.

Both men were trapped in their vehicles.

The semi driver was transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for his injuries. The driver of the car, 89-year-old Donald R. Schardein of Partridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.