3 killed in separate crashes across Kansas Saturday

KANSAS – Slick roads may be to blame for three fatalities in Kansas yesterday.

The first one happened just before 2:00am in Wyandotte County on I-435 when a car rear-ended a KDOT plow truck at near highway speeds. The driver, 20-year-old Ernesto Lopez of Platte City, Missouri was killed. The driver of the plow truck suffered minor injuries.

The second accident happened on I-135 in McPherson County around 4:00 in the afternoon when 36-year-old Jimmie Hall III of Wichita lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch.

43-year-old Lesley Berner of Osage City, Kansas was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on US 56 in Osage County.