Texas Man Killed in Kansas Crash

A man from Texas was killed in a head-on crash on a Central Kansas highway.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Justin Nelson from Booker, Texas, was driving a pickup truck headed east on K 156 Highway.  His truck was hit head-on be a truck which swerved left of center to avoid a third vehicle which was stopped in the road to make a turn.

Nelson was killed in the crash, four other people in his truck were injured. The driver of the truck which swerved was also hurt. He is identified as 19-year-old Ethan Curnutt from Kanopolis.

The crash happened Friday night at around 9:15 in Ellsworth County  about 6 miles West of the  K-14 / K-156 junction.