1 dead, multiple injured following crash in Morton County


MORTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A 14-year-old is dead and three others injured following a Wednesday afternoon crash in Morton County.

According to an accident report, the crash happened just before 1 p.m. Wednesday on Road 24 and Road J. The Kansas Highway Patrol says three teens inside a GMC Sierra were heading eastbound when the 15-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign. That’s when a 22-year-old driving a Ford Mustang crashed into the Sierra at the intersection.

Reports indicate the Sierra overturned before coming to a stop at powerline pole.

Jace W. Schwindt, 14, of Oklahoma, died at the scene. An 18-year-old and the driver were taken to Morton County Hospital with minor injuries, according to KHP.

The 22-year-old driver of the Ford Mustang was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.


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