Lawrence man killed in head-on crash in Douglas County, KS - KCTV5

Lawrence man killed in head-on crash in Douglas County, KS

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The crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of County Road 458. (AP) The crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of County Road 458. (AP)
DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a head-on crash that killed a man late Thursday night.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of County Road 458.

Officials say a Mazda 3 was driving west on CR458 when it hit a GMC Jimmy that was driving east.

The driver of the Mazda, Eric Hutchinson, 42, of Lawrence, KS, was killed in the crash. The driver of the GMC sustained serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to a hospital. Officials say there were no passengers in either vehicle.

As a result of the crash, a large area of grass caught fire.

County Road 458 was closed for about five hours while crews battled flames and worked to clear the scene.

Deputies are investigating what caused the accident. It is unknown if the drivers were wearing seatbelts before the crash.

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