Eureka woman dies in head-on crash

Marc LaVoie

Eureka woman dies in head-on crash

By Marc LaVoie. CREATED Oct 21, 2013

A Eureka woman died after a head-on crash in Greenwood County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened on U.S. 54 at about 5 a.m. Sunday.
 
A news release says Zachary Nowell, 21, of Madison, was driving east when he crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car. 
 
The crash caused both vehicles to catch fire. The driver of the second vehicle died at the scene. She is identified as Coleen Buettner, 65. 
 
Nowell was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The news release says neither driver was using a seatbelt.