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Head on Collision K-61 Highway


On September 25, 2014 at around 11:02 PM Pratt County EMS, Rescue, and the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a two vehicle head on collision about two miles north of Pratt, Kansas on K-61 Highway. 

The accident occurred when a 2012 GMC Sierra pick-up driven north on K-61 Highway by Rachel Weeks (26) of Coldwater, Kansas attempted to pass a semi-tractor trailer. 

The GMC struck a 2001 Honda Civic passenger car being driven south on K-61 Highway by Evan Williams (21) of Haviland, Kansas. 

After the impact the GMC left the roadway rolling onto its top, in the west ditch.  The Honda Passenger car also exited the roadway into the west ditch, but did not roll over. 

The passenger of the GMC, Mathew Hardesty (31) of Ward, Texas and both drivers refused treatment at the scene.  

The Kansas Department of Transportation was called to assist with the accident, and an officer from the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism also assisted officers at the scene. 

The accident is being investigated by the Pratt County Sheriff’s Office.  No other information is available at this time.