K-4 collision takes life
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s report, Long was southbound on K-4 and making a left turn when he collided with a northbound van driven by Lyle Wellman, 72, Oskaloosa.
The van was owned by the Jefferson County North school district and contained an 11-year-old passenger. Wellman and his passenger were not injured.
Long was transported to St. Francis Health Center in Topeka where he later died from his injures. He was driving a 1998 Buick LaSabre.
Both Jefferson County and District 11 ambulances were on the scene.
Photo by Anna Kirby
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