ELLSWORTH — A Hays man was killed in a head-on collision early Saturday morning in Ellsworth County.
Dustin S. Karst, 39, Hays, was driving a 2016 Ford F250 pickup north on Kansas Highway 14 approximately 5 miles south of Ellsworth. According to the report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, Karst crossed the center line into the southbound lane and stuck a 2010 Peterbuilt semi head-on. The pickup veered to the right and came to rest in the east ditch. The semi came to a stop in the west ditch.
The driver of the semi pulling a tanker trailer, Brian K. Coleman, 49, Tecumseh, Okla., and a passenger in the sleeper of the truck at the time — 49-year-old Tina Coleman, also of Tecumseh — were taken to Salina Regional Health Center with injuries.