Josiah Fletcher Killed in Accident at Hwy 171 in Cherokee County, KS

March 2, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Josiah Fletcher
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

KS-171, Pittsburg, KS, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Kansas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Acura, Semi-Truck
Hwy 171
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Acura sedan collided with a semi-truck during a u-turn

What Happened

A two-vehicle collision led to the death of a young man at Hwy 171 in Cherokee County, KS on March 2nd, 2023. Officials say the incident happened as an Acura sedan headed eastbound before performing a u-turn. The vehicle collided with a semi-truck, leaving its driver with fatal injuries. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Josiah Fletcher. The other driver, an unnamed 21-year-old male, was not injured. Police did not have additional information to share.

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