Both drivers killed in US-69 head on crash

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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. -– Two Kansas men were killed in a crash Tuesday in southeast Kansas. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 69, between 710 (Arcadia turnoff) and 720, north of Frontenac. 

Traffic was diverted for hours as the crash was investigated.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Toyota Tacoma, driven by 50-year-old David E. Ross of Fort Scott, was northbound, crossed the center line and struck a southbound Ford F350 head-on. 

The driver of the Ford, 63-year-old George W. Danley of Mapleton, was killed in the crash. Ross also was killed in the crash.

A 13-year-old boy, a passenger in the Ford, was not injured.

According to the KHP report, both drivers were not wearing seatbelts.

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