One killed in Jefferson Co. wreck

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(WIBW) One person was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on collision in Jefferson Co., authorities say.

Sheriff Jeff Herrig says a pickup and passenger car wrecked just before 3 p.m. on Hwy. 59 at 62nd St., just south of Oskaloosa. Highway 59 remains closed between 54th and 62nd streets while authorities investigate and crews clear up the wreckage.

Herrig says the driver of the car was killed. A passenger in the car and a passenger in the pickup were taken to the hospital with injuries. Herrig says the truck's driver was not hurt.

Herrig says roads in the area were wet at the time of the crash, and rain was changing over to snow. He says it is possible slick roads were a factor in the wreck.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.