One dead, one injured in Jefferson Co crash

(KAIR)--An Oskaloosa woman is dead, and a McLouth man injured, following a two vehicle, Thanksgiving Day crash that happened on U.S. Highway 59, in Jefferson County.

Killed in the early evening crash was 81-year-old Rebecca Bryant, identified by the Kansas Highway Patrol as the driver of a southbound car that crossed the center line of the highway, and crashed head-on into a northbound car, driven by 33-year-old Jesse Breshears.

Breshears, according to the KHP preliminary report, suffered a suspected serious injury and was transported for treatment at the University of Kansas Hospital, in Kansas City, Kansas.

Arrangements for Bryant are pending at the Barnett Family Funeral Home, in Oskaloosa.

The report shows that both drivers were buckled up at the time of the crash, which happened shortly before 6:00 Thursday evening.

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