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Troopers identify 3 Nebraska residents killed in Douglas County wreck on U.S. 24

Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 03, 2024

UPDATE, April 4 | The Kansas Highway Patrol has posted the crash log in connection to this crash.

Troopers say a 2017 GMC Sierra was eastbound on U.S. 24 Highway when it collided head on with a westbound 2010 Kia Soul.

Three occupants of the Kia, identified as Ronald Milano, 70, Joshua Milano, 39, and Patricia Milano, 33, died from injuries in the collision. All three were from Nebraska.

The driver of the GMC was uninjured in the crash.

ORIGINAL REPORT | Three people died in a crash Wednesday near U.S. 59 at U.S. 24 close to the Jefferson County line in Kansas, authorities said.

The two-vehicle crash closed the highway in both directions while crews worked to clear the scene.

It was not immediately clear what led to the crash.

The location of the crash was north of Lawrence in northern Douglas County, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area for the next several hours.

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

This is a developing story and will be updated as information is available.