Double fatal crash closes U.S. 54 in Ford County

FORD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol said U.S. 54 is closed between Minneola and Bucklin due to a double fatal crash.

Trooper Mike Racy tells KSN News a pickup truck didn’t yield to an oil tanker. Both drivers, Phil S. Schilling and Tracy A. Price, died at the scene. There were no other passengers.

Westbound traffic was detoured at Bucklin via U.S. 400. Eastbound traffic was detoured at Minneola via U.S. 283.

The highway was closed for a few hours.

 

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