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Fatality Accident

12/17/2015

Two people have died and one hurt in a crash in Pratt County.

The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday on K-61 about a mile east of the town of Preston. That's about 13 miles northeast of Pratt.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Ford Econoline van was heading southbound on K-61 when it crossed the center line and sideswiped a semi. The van continued in the northbound lane and hit a Toyota Prius head-on.

The driver of the Prius, 39-year-old Teresa Roach of Pratt, and a passenger in the van, 32-year-old Alan Stagg of Salina, died at the scene.

The woman driving the van, 22-year-old Yvonne Butticci of Salina, was taken to Wesley Medical Center where she is currently listed in critical condition.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call the Kansas Highway Patrol at (316) 744-0451 and ask for Master Trooper Perry Frey.