DECATUR COUNTY (KSNT) – Two separate Kansas crashes 75 miles apart, but within five minutes of each other claimed the lives of both drivers.
A 54-year-old Decatur County man died when his 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe flipped and he was ejected, according to the Kansas Highway patrol.
Robert L. Papp died after being ejected from his vehicle Thursday evening. According to the KHP, Papp was driving on 2400 Road just a quarter-mile south of Jennings when, for an unknown reason, he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled several times.
According to the KHP, Papp was not wearing his seatbelt. His Tahoe ended up in the middle of the road facing east.
The crash happened at 7:15 p.m.
A 77-year-old Colorado woman died in Cheyenne County when, according to the KHP, her vehicle veered, left the road, and overturned twice. Her car came to rest with all four tires facing east.
Barbara J. Herrington, of Brush, Colorado, was driving north on Highway 161 north of S Road in Cheyenne County when her car left the road and flipped. According to the KHP Herrington was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash happened at 7:20 p.m.