On Monday, two Cherryvale residents were killed in a car-semi collision east of Independence in Montgomery County. Gerald Steffen, 75 and Jeanette Steffen 68, were dead at the scene of the 1 p.m. accident, reported the Kansas Highway patrol.
The report said Gerald Steffen was driving a 1996 Nissan pickup truck east on US-160 highway when he failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the path of a 2006 freightliner semi-truck heading southbound on US-169 Highway.
The driver of the Freightliner, Christopher M. Hurt 31, of Justin, Texas, and a passenger, David W. Robison, 44, of Irving. Texas, weren’t injured in the collision.