A Sharon Springs man was killed in an auto accident that injured a local man in Garden City on Monday.
At about 4:47 p.m. Monday, John C. Allen, 76, of Sharon Springs, was southbound on VFW road in a Ford F350 pulling a trailer when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50. Marcus J. Goetz, 25, of Garden City, was eastbound on U.S. 50 in a Chevrolet pickup when Allen ran the stop sign, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol, colliding with the passenger side of Allen’s vehicle.
Allen’s vehicle came to rest in the south ditch of the highway. Allen died as he was being transported to St. Catherine Hospital, according to the KHP. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Goetz, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to St. Catherine for treatment of his injuries. He has since been released from the hospital.