Jul 24, 2021 5:30 PM

2 men dead after wrong-way, head-on Kan. crash

Posted Jul 24, 2021 5:30 PM

JOHNSON COUNTY—Two men died in an accident just before 3:30a.m. Saturday in Johnson County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2014 Ford F250 driven by  Sam E. Wilson, 23, Greenwood, Missouri, was southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 just south of Lamar Avenue in Mission, Kansas.

The pickup collided head-on with a northbound 2003 GMC Sierra driven by Robert D. Mangelsdorf, Jr., 23, Tonganoxie.  

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene. EMS transported Mangelsdorf to KU Medical Center where he died. Both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.