Patrol: 2 Killed In Wrong-Way Interstate Crash In Kansas

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in northwestern Kansas caused a head-on collision that killed him and the driver of the pickup truck he hit, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

The patrol said the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the Kansas City suburb of Mission when a pickup traveling south in the northbound lanes of the interstate hit another pickup head-on.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicled, 23-year-old Sam Wilson of Greenwood, Missouri, died at the scene, investigators said. The driver of the second truck, 23-year-old Robert Mangelsdorf Jr. of Tonganoxie, was rushed to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries, the patrol said.