Deadly wreck raises concern for more barriers along busy Kansas highway

Drivers want more barriers on busy highway

De Soto, Kan. - A deadly wreck on Kansas Highway 10 near De Soto has drivers who live in the area wondering why a cable crossover barrier hasn’t been extended on the stretch of highway.

Royce Jackson, 45,  of Kansas City, Mo., and 20-year-old Robert Anthony Zevenbergen were killed early Thursday morning. Jackson, who heading eastbound on K-10, crossed over to the other side of the highway, striking Zevenbergen’s car. 

Both drivers were killed on site; the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The crossover cable along K-10 ends just short of four miles from where the accident occurred.

David Farra drives on K-10 every day and said there are too many deadly accidents on that stretch of highway and they think more barriers are needed.

It's sad it's tragic,” he said, “you know you hate to think about anyone losing their lives whether it be a crossover, I definitely think the crossovers would help."'

KDOT has added cable crossover barriers on K-10, including the stretch where another deadly accident occurred in 2011 involving a 2-year-old, but no word on when or if the entire stretch from here to Lawrence will have a barrier.

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