Daniel Henry

This story is courtesy The Associated Press and Kansascity.com

Three people died after a head-on collision in Leavenworth County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened Sunday night on Kansas 32 between Lawrence and Linwood.

The patrol’s accident report says a car driven by 30-year-old Mathew Nuzik of Basehor tried to pass a car and collided head-on with another vehicle. Nuzik died at the scene.

The two people in the second car, 21-year-old Daniel Henry of Edwardsville and 22-year-old Stephanie Conn of Bonner Springs, were killed.

The accident happened at an intersection that has seen more traffic since a new intersection on the Kansas Turnpike in Leavenworth County opened earlier this year.