JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – One person is dead after a crash on Highway 75 north of Holton, law enforcement said. The Kansas Highway Patrol identifies the victim as 16 years old, Afton Burdick of Circleville. Burdick was as student of Jackson Heights High School. The crash happened at the turn off to Jackson Heights High School.
The highway was closed in both directions following the crash, from 254 Road to 286 Road, emergency workers said. It happened about 4 p.m. Traffic is being detoured onto Old US 75. There is no word yet from officials as to what caused the crash.