BARTON COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 10:30p.m. Wednesday in Barton County.
The Barton County Sheriff reported a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Jaron Brittain, 17, Hudson, was eastbound on U.S. 56 one mile east of Great Bend when it crossed left of center. The vehicle may have been attempting to pass at the time of the collision.
A westbound 2003 Ford F250 driven by Sergio Rutiaga, Liberal, Kansas struck the Dodge broadside in the passenger door.
A passenger in the Dodge identified as Wyatt Henkel, 15 Hudson sustained fatal injuries upon impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Britain and Rutiaga were both transported to the hospital Great Bend, with non-life-threatening injuries.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office. It does not appear alcohol was a contributing factor, according to the sheriff’s office.