Two from Halstead killed in crash on K-61

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PRATT, Kansas – Two people from Halstead died Friday morning in a crash on K-61 between Pratt and Hutchinson.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2008 Chevy Avlanche was northbound on K-61 and crossed the center line striking a 2004 Ford Taurus that was heading southbound.

The driver and passenger in the Taurus, 75-year-old Ronald Werner and 73-year-old Kathleen Werner, were both killed.

The driver of the Avlanche, 20-year-old Edio Estrada, Jr., was transported to Pratt Regional Medical Center. 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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