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Emergency vehicles gather at the scene of a two-vehicle accident that killed two people Friday afternoon approximately six miles south of Lyndon on U.S. Highway 75. The highway was closed for more than three hours while the crash was investigated.

From staff reports

LYNDON—Two sisters died Friday, Aug. 20, from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash near milepost 120.1 on U.S. Highway 75, about six miles south of Lyndon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Richard D. Baysinger, 78, Lyndon, was northbound on U.S. 75 in a 2000 Ford van when he, for some unknown reason, crossed the center line in the curve of the road and struck a southbound 1999 Buick LeSabre driven by Joyce L. Miller, 66, Russell. She was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, but died from injuries she received in the accident.

Joyce’s sister, Carol A. Miller, 70, Russell, was a passenger in the vehicle. She died at the scene and was taken to a mortuary.

Another sister, and second passenger in Miller’s vehicle, was Dolores J. Keenan, 76, Russell, who was injured and taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center where she was treated and released.

According to the KHP report, Baysinger was also injured in the accident but was not transported to a medical facility.

The highway patrol reported all were wearing seat belts except Carol Miller.
Following the crash, U.S. 75 was closed for more than three hours while the accident was investigated, with a detour on nearby Jordan Road bypassing the scene.