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Fatality Accident

A HAYS MAN LOST HIS LIFE IN A HEAD ON COLLISION YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) IN PHILLIPS COUNTY.  A 2001 FORD RANGER PICK-UP, DRIVEN BY LLOYD MINTZMYER OF HAYS WAS NORTHBOUND ON U.S. 183 HIGHWAY.  A 2004 PETERBUILT SEMI, DRIVEN BY KERRY BREON OF PHILLIPSBURG WAS SOUTHBOUND.  THE RANGER PICK-UP WENT LEFT OF CENTER AND STRUCK THE SEMI HEAD ON.  MINTZMYER WAS KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT AND BREON WAS NOT INJURED.  MINTZMYER WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT BUT BREON WAS.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT 8:50 LAST (SUNDAY) NIGHT TWO AND A HALF MILES SOUTH OF THE U.S. 183 AND K-9 JUNCTION IN PHILLIPS COUNTY, ACCORDING TO THE KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL REPORT.