Fatal crash on U75 in Woodson County claims life of woman


WOODSON COUNTY, Kan. – A two-vehicle crash in southeast Kansas claims the life of a Yates Center resident.

The crash happened on Feb. 12, 2020, around 7:44 a.m. on U75, about two miles south of Yates Center.

According to the Kansas State Highway Patrol, a car was heading south on U75 highway when it lost control and spun. Authorities say the rear of the car hit a pickup, which was traveling north, head on.

The driver of the car, Laura L. Hegwald, 48, died at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.