Falls City passenger dies in northeast Kansas collision

BEATRICE – A Falls City, Nebraska man has died in a two-vehicle accident that happened Wednesday morning, in northeast Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the victim, 36-year-old Andrew Vaughan, of Falls City, was a passenger and died in the two-vehicle collision in Brown County. 

Authorities say a 2002 Buick Century driven by 22-year-old Martin Richbourg of Falls City was northbound on Horned Owl Road while a 2007 Acura MDX driven by 40-year-old Tad Alfrey of Seneca, Kansas was southbound. 

The KHP says the vehicles approached a curve at the same time.  Both drivers swerved and their vehicles collided in the northbound lanes.

Richbourg suffered suspected serious injuries and was taken to the KU Medical Center.  Alfrey was not injured. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the occupants of the vehicle from Falls City were not wearing safety restraints, while Alfrey was using a seatbelt.

The collision happened at 8:45 a.m., about six miles east of Morrill, Kansas.