A Louisburg woman died and six other individuals were injured in a two-vehicle crash at the junction of K-19 and U.S. 281 in northern Stafford County Tuesday evening.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 73-year old Judy M. McKiearnan of Louisburg suffered fatal injuries when a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country in which she was a passenger was struck by 2008 Dodge Magnum driven by 38-year old Seth R. Osborn of Wichita
KHP stated at around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Osborn was traveling eastbound on K-19 and failed to stop at stop sign, striking the Town & Country, operated by 28-year old Andrea M. McKiearnan of St. John, which was traveling northbound on U.S. 281. Both vehicles left the roadway to the northeast, where the Magnum came to rest in a ditch, and the Town & Country came to rest in a field on its passenger side.
The Magnum was not carrying any additional passengers at the time of the crash. In addition to Judy and Andrea McKiearnan, the Town & Country was carrying four additional passengers, including Timothy O. McKiearnan, age 28; Brook J. McKiearnan, age 13; Morgan G. McKiearnan, age 7; and Carter O. McKiearnan, age 4, all of St. John. Osborn, as well as all six occupants of the Town & Country were transported to University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus with injuries ranging from minor to serious. Judy McKiearnan was pronounced deceased at the emergency room there.
The KHP reports all occupants of both vehicles were believed properly restrained at the time of the crash.