According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Kevin Dettmer from Randolph was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango SUV. As he was headed east on a rural road, he swerved to avoid a cardboard box. Dettmer then over-corrected, struck a bridge pillar. The SUV came to rest under the bridge.
Dettmer was killed in the crash. Four other people suffered suspected serious injuries. They were identified as:
39-year-old Kyra Dettmer
11-year-old Kaghen Dettmer
8-year-old Kinsley Dettmer
5-year-old Kaehl Dettmer
The crash happened at 9:15 Thursday night on a rural road about 8 miles north of the Clay County community of Green, Kansas.