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KHP reports fatal crash in Ford County
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Kansas Highway Patrol reports a fatal crash occurred when a pickup hit a pedestrian at 11:35 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 50 in Ford County, 0.3 miles east of the U.S. 50/Wyatt Earp Junction. A 2005 Dodge Dakota driven by Heinry W. Peters, 23, from Satanta, was eastbound on the highway when it struck a dark object in the roadway. Ronald Atwell Jr., 63, from Santa Ana, California, was the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries.

This story was updated on April 28 to include the names of the driver and the pedestrian.