Wellsville police officer killed in Douglas County crash

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A Wellsville police officer was killed in a traffic accident in Douglas County, according to the department.

The Wellsville Police Department said Officer Bryon Virtue, 30, was killed in an accident on Saturday morning. Police Chief John Blair said Officer Virtue was on his way in to work when the accident happened.

Douglas County investigators said the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on North 1800 Road. Virtue’s car crashed into another car.

The woman who was driving the other car died at the scene of the crash. Virtue was rushed to a Topeka hospital, where he died.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Offices expressed their condolences, saying that Officer Virtue had worked there as a deputy before going to the Wellsville Police Department.

Services for Officer Virtue have not yet been announced.

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