Just before 5am this morning 48-year-old John Morris of Liberal, MO was driving northbound on US 69. As Morris drove north of the Bourbon/Crawford County line he went over a bridge and lost control on the icy road. Morris continued to slide and then came to a stop in the median. John got out of his car to check the damage and call 9-1-1.
That’s when 26-year-old Stephanie Klepac of Girard, who was also heading north on US 69, lost control on that same icy bridge. Stephaine’s car followed the same path as the first car, slid into the median, and then went airborne. Stephaine’s car hit, and killed Morris as he was standing outside his car.
US 69 was closed for several hours as the crash was investigated.