US 75 and K-20 back open after fatal wreck in Brown County

(KSNT Photo/Alec Gartner, @AlecGartnerKSNT)

HORTON, Kan. (KSNT) – A fatal crash closed part of a northeast Kansas highway Tuesday morning.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said at 6:57 a.m. a semi and a 2008 Ford Focus were southbound on U.S. 75. The Focus was stopped and preparing to turn onto K-20 when the semi struck the Focus in the rear.

The driver of the Focus was identified as Ronald Brook, 46, of Willis, who was taken to Stormont Vail with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger was identified as Joseph Taisipic, 48, of Horton, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi was identified as Joseph Little, 46, of Page, North Dakota, who was not injured.

All three involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office tells KSNT News that road was opened back up to traffic Tuesday afternoon.



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