Jan 24, 2023

Kansas woman, baby dead after head-on crash

Posted Jan 24, 2023 10:00 AM

LABETTE COUNTY —Two people died in an accident just after 8:30p.m. Monday in Labette County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Buick Park Avenue driven by Valerie M. Montgomery, 30, Parsons, was eastbound on U.S. 400 four miles west of U.S. 59.

The Buick traveled left of center and struck a westbound 2015 Chevy Silverado driven by Brian D. Brooks, 41, Thayer, head-on.

Montgomery and a baby in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. EMS transported Brooks and a passenger in the pickup identified as  Brittany D. L. Abshere, 33, Thayer, to Labette Health.

Three juveniles were also passengers in the pickup. The KHP released no details on them. The drivers and adult passenger in the pickup were not wearing seat belts, according to the KHP.