NORTONVILLE, Kansas - Two people died Friday night in a head-on collision near
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified those killed as
19-year-old Denver J. Barr, of Savannah, Missouri, and 72-year-old
Elizabeth Bertels, of Nortonville.
Investigators say a Jeep driven by Barr was northbound on
U.S. 59, crossed over the center line, and struck an on-coming car
driven by Bertels. Four children in Bertels’ vehicle were
injured, and were rushed to hospitals in Atchison, St. Joseph, and
Kansas City. Their conditions are not yet available.
The crash happened about 7 o’clock Friday night
three miles northeast of Nortonville, in Atchison County.
Investigators say Barr's vehicle crossed over the center line; he
then overcorrected and crashed into the on-coming car driven by