Two Weather Related Fatal Crashes

Authorities say two people have died in wrecks on icy western Kansas roads.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says that 71-year-old Amedeo Grieco, of Santa Barbara, California, died Sunday after losing control of his vehicle on an icy and slushy stretch of U.S. 50 in Gray County. The vehicle slid sideways across the center line and was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

Also Sunday, 39-year-old Joseph E. Freeman, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, died when he lost control of his motorcycle on an icy and slushy stretch of U.S. 56 in Pawnee County. He then skidded into oncoming traffic and was struck by an SUV. The SUV driver was taken to a hospital.