Jun 22, 2022

2 from Junction City dead after pickup overturns

Posted Jun 22, 2022 9:00 AM

CLAY COUNTY—Two Kansas residents died in an accident just after 6p.m. Tuesday in Clay County.

 The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2018 Ram 1500 pickup driven by  Winfer R. Abernathy, 70, Junction City, was northbound on County Line Road just south of 2nd Road approximately 7 and one half miles southeast of Wakefield. 

The driver lost control of the vehicle. It struck the bridge and overturned in the west ditch.

Abernathy and a passenger Margaret Abernathy, 74, Junction City, were pronounced dead at the scene. They were both wearing seat belts, according to the KHP.