1 Killed, 4 Hurt in Crash

One person was killed and four other people were hurt in a single-vehicle crash in rural Clay county late Thursday night.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Kevin Dettmer from Randolph was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango SUV. As he was headed east on a rural road he swerved to avoid a cardboard box. Dettmer then over-corrected, struck a bridge pillar. The SUV came to rest under under the bridge.

Dettmer was killed in the crash. Four other people suffered suspected serious injuries. They were identified as:

  • 39-year-old Kyra Dettmer
  • 11-year-old Kaghen Dettmer
  • 8-year-old Kinsley Dettmer
  • 5-year-old Kaehl Dettmer

The crash happened at 9:15 Thursday night on a rural road about 8 miles north of the Clay County community of Green, Kansas.