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UPDATE: Crash Victims Identified

KSAL Staff - January 5, 2015 8:47 am

photo courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol

A man from Ellsworth and a man from McPherson were killed in a crash west of Salina early Monday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 20-year-old Andrew Wolf of Ellsworth was driving a Ford Taurus, headed east on K140 Highway. For an unknown reason, he crossed the center line and made contact with an oncoming Ford F 150 pickup truck. The Taurus then slide backwards, toward the eastbound lane and the south ditch.  It was struck by a Nissan Murano that was also headed east.  All 3 vehicles came to rest in the south ditch.

Wolf and a passenger in his car, 24-year-old Joshua Gepner of McPherson, were killed. The patrol says Wolf was buckled up, Gepner was not.

The driver of the Nissan, 40-year-old Jolene Goddard of Brookville was hurt. She was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center. She was not buckled up.

The driver of the pickup and his 7-year-old son were not hurt. They were both buckled up properly.

The crash happened at 8:02 Monday morning on K140 highway, east of Bavaria in Saline County.