One Newton man was declared dead after a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 50 April 9.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, at 2:52 p.m. April 9 a passenger car driven by Orville Schmidt, 67, Newton, was eastbound on U-50 at mile marker 270 when it crossed the center line to the left, colliding with 2000 Freightliner semi driven by Jose Catarino, 65, of El Paso, Texas, which was westbound.
The car rolled and came to rest facing northbound in the eastbound lane. The semi came to rest on the right shoulder on westbound U-50.
Schmidt was taken to Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, where he was declared dead. His passenger, Nancy A. Schmidt, 75, was also taken to St. Francis with injuries. Catarino was uninjured in the accident.