North Newton man killed in southeast Kansas car accident

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a North Newton man was killed in a car accident that injured several others in southeast Kansas around 5 p.m. Friday.

It happened on U.S. 160 in Cherokee County. The driver of a Dodge Durango changed lanes to avoid slow traffic and hit head-on a Toyota Camry driven by 56-year-old Frank Williams, killing him.

Two other passengers in the Toyota were taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

The driver of the Dodge and a 1-year-old passenger were taken by private vehicle to a nearby hospital.

The condition of the passengers is unknown. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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