Council Grove, KS (KROC-AM News)- Three Minnesotans lost their lives in a head-on crash in Kansas over the Memorial Day Weekend. 

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Authorities were dispatched to the deadly crash in Morris County, which is about 140 miles west of Kansas City. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the fatality shortly before 4:00 Saturday afternoon. Two vehicles were involved in the fatal collision. 

3 Minnesotans Killed, 4 Hospitalized After Head-on Crash in Kansas

An SUV carrying the Minnesotans was traveling south on a rural road and collided head-on with a northbound pick-up that was traveling in the middle of the road, the crash report says. 


33-year-old Troy A. Sabean of Roseville was driving the SUV. Sabean and two of his passengers, identified as 33-year-old Emma Porter of Roseville and 69-year-old Ann Porter of Fergus Falls, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Two other passengers in the Minnesota vehicle, who are from Edina, were hospitalized with what are being described as suspected serious injuries. 

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They have been identified as 64-year-old Kathleen M. Lebarron and 68-year-old Paul M. Porter. Authorities say all of the Minnesotans were buckled up. 

A man and woman from Kansas were inside of the pick-up. The driver, identified as 53-year-old Andrew M. Steele, and his passenger, 51-year-old Lisa M. Steele, were also taken to a hospital with suspected serious injuries.

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