The Barton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head-on collision that claimed the life of a Hoisington teenager, Wednesday on U.S. 281 near the 4-H Building.
Tyler James Wilson, 19, was transported to Clara Barton Hospital by ambulance and was later pronounced dead, due to injuries suffered in the crash.
According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson was traveling north in the 1993 Acura at 9:55 a.m. For unknown reasons, the car crossed the center lane at NE 60 Road and hit an oncoming 2010 Ford F-250 truck driven by Hoisington resident Roger D. Friedly, 63. Friedly was taken by ambulance to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.
The accident report shows both drivers were wearing seat belts. Both vehicles were towed. BCSO deputies were assisted by the Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol, Hoisington Fire-EMS and the Hoisington Police Department.
The vehicle crash is still under investigation by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office.