Fatal crash on 1-70

By The Mercury

A Junction City man died Sunday morning after crashing his SUV on I-70 near milepost 321.7, about 12 miles outside of Manhattan.

Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Donald Nelson, 67, was driving his Dodge Durango westbound on I-70, when the SUV slid off the icy road, went into the ditch and overturned. They said Nelson was not wearing a seatbelt.

Lois Nelson, 63, was also in the SUV and was transported to Stormont Vail in Topeka. Officials said she was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash

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