Victim identified in fatal Highway 75 crash

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – One person was killed and another was injured in a one vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Osage County.

Lt. Adam Winters with the Kansas Highway Patrol tells KSNT News a white Chevy Blazer was traveling north on U.S. Highway 75 when it blew a tire and went right of the highway, causing  the vehicle to overturn.

The driver, 56-year-old Eric Lucas, was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat-belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle who was wearing a seat-belt was taken to Stormont Vail with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened at 1:25 p.m. just south of the Shawnee County line.


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