Earlton, KS – One Killed, Another Hurt in Head-on Crash on US-169

Earlton, KS - One Killed, Another Hurt in Head-on Crash on US-169

Earlton, KS (May 7, 2024) – On Monday, May 6, one person was killed and another was hurt after a head-on crash in the Earlton area. The deadly accident was reported on US-169 SB that afternoon around 3:05 p.m. Local reports revealed that an Arkansas man was attempting to pass other vehicles by entering the northbound shoulder. 

It was later revealed that 40-year-old Dean Bronson of Arkansas was traveling south in a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck when he entered the northbound shoulder and crashed head-on with a northbound 2011 Chevrolet Traverse SUV driven by a  51-year-old man from Jefferson City, MO. Branson was treated at the scene before being transferred to a local hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the medical facility. 

The driver of the Traverse was hospitalized in serious condition. No additional information on the crash is currently available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Head-on Collisions in Kansas

Earlton, KS - One Killed, Another Hurt in Head-on Crash on US-169Every day, serious vehicle accidents happen in Kansas, and driving can be a dangerous activity. Certain types of crashes have a significantly higher risk of causing serious injury. When two cars traveling in opposite directions collide, it results in a head-on collision. For obvious reasons, these kinds of accidents are more likely to be fatal. While head-on accidents make up less than 2 percent of reported crashes in the United States, thousands of people die as a result of head-on impacts, and they cause about 10 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States each year. It is difficult to recover after a serious crash on your own. It is always in your best interests to work closely with a trained Earlton car accident lawyer to pursue a strong claim for compensation. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is here to help. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080. 

Note: The content in this news article concerning an accident is based on information compiled from secondary sources. We have not conducted independent verification of all circumstances related to this incident. If any inaccuracies happen to be found in our publication, we encourage you to contact Bretz Injury Law immediately for rectification. We are committed to updating the article with the most accurate information available. Requests for post-removal will be honored upon notification.

Disclaimer: Our intention in sharing news about accidents is to highlight driving hazards, fostering increased caution among motorists to prevent serious injuries in collisions. Please note that this news post does not constitute a business solicitation. The content herein is not intended to provide medical or legal advice. Additionally, the featured image accompanying this post was not taken at the scene of the depicted accident.

Previous PostNext Post