2 killed in Osage County accident

WAVERLY (KSNT) – Two people were killed and two injured in an accident just after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Osage County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 26-year old Krystal R. Smith of New Strawn, was southbound on Interstate 35 four miles north of Waverly. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway and entered the median.

The driver attempted to bring the vehicle back onto the roadway and over corrected, causing it to roll.

Smith and one passenger, 4-year old Cory M. Sheppard of New Strawn, were pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Frontier Forensics.

Two additional passengers, 9-year old Christian M. Smith and 6-year old Doavan J. Krutchfield, both of New Strawn were transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

The KHP reported all were properly restrained at the time of the accident.

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