Stark Teen Killed on Hwy. 69 Wednesday

A 15-year-old was killed Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash five miles south of Fort Scott in Bourbon County, according to a  Topeka Capital-Journal report.

The incident was reported at 9:40 a.m., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s crash log.

Hunter D. Kovacic, of Stark, was driving north on US-69 when he crossed the center line. He sideswiped a southbound Ford F350 and then struck a semi-truck head-on.

It isn’t known if Kovacic was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the Ford F350, who was wearing a seat belt, wasn’t injured.

The semi’s driver, Billy Rabbit, 40, of Pryor, Okla., was transported to Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott with injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, KHP said.

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