3 Nebraska residents killed in head-on crash north of Lawrence

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Two Nebraska men and a Nebraska woman were the three people killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon north of Lawrence.

The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near North 1941 Diagonal Road and North 2100 Road in Douglas County, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical’s PulsePoint app. North 1941 Diagonal Road is also U.S. Highway 24-59.

A 43-year-old Lawrence man was driving eastbound in a GMC Sierra, and his vehicle struck a westbound Kia Soul head-on, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. 

In the Soul were Roland L. Milano, 70, of Bennet, Nebraska, and Joshua Z. Milano, 39, and Patricia A. Milano, 33, both of Lincoln, Nebraska, according to the report. None of them survived, and it was unknown whether they were wearing seat belts.

The Lawrence man was wearing a seat belt and had “no apparent injury” but was taken to the hospital, according to the report.

The crash report had been delayed pending notification of next of kin.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had closed the highway in both directions for the crash investigation Wednesday.

The red pin on the map below indicates the approximate location of the crash.

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