One dead in Pottawatomie County crash

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Highway 13 was temporarily closed from K-13/ K-24 to the north of the K-13/K-16 junction due to a two-car fatality crash.

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY (KSNT) – One person is dead after a crash Thursday in Pottawatomie County.

The Kansas Department of Transportation reported Highway 13 was temporarily closed from K-13/ K-24 to north of the K-13/K-16 junction due to a two-car fatality crash. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported one person was killed and identified the person as Richard Owen Uhrmacher, 22, of Shawnee.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2017 Ford Escape was going south on Highway 13 when the vehicle hydroplaned hitting a 2015 Nissan NV2500 going north around 8:20 a.m.

The driver of the Nissan, a 39-year-old Westmoreland man, had no apparent injuries.

KDOT warned motorists of heavy water on K-18.

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