Fatal Car Crash in McPherson County

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
March 28, 2016

A crash Friday night on interstate 135 in McPherson County killed one person after a driver crossed the center median and collided with a northbound vehicle.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 10:23 pm in the southbound lane near the Lindsborg exit. No information is yet available regarding the name of the driver or where he was from.

-- UPDATE --

Michael K. Alton of Salina was the victim of this accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alton was a passenger in the car that was struck by the vehicle driven by Paula K. Proxmire of Delphos, who for still unknown reasons had crossed over from the southbound lane to the northbound lanes, colliding with the vehicle that Billie Webster of St. George, Kansas, was driving with Alton and one other passenger.

The drivers of both vehicles along with Webster's other passenger, Joni A. Webster, also of St. George, were transported to Salina Regional Medical Center. According to the Highway Kansas Patrol, Alton was the only one not wearing a seat belt.