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Four people killed after car crash in Linn County

Four people were killed on Friday in Linn County, Kansas after a vehicle slid off of an icy U.S. Highway 69 and was submerged in a flooded wildlife area.

The crash took place at 11:10 a.m. north of Pleasanton and south of Kansas Highway 52 when a 66-year-old identified as Larry L. Klingensmith, 66, of Winnsboro, was driving a 2019 Dodge Ram north on U.S. 69 and the vehicle hit an icy patch on the highway.

Klingensmith then lost control of the vehicle as it entered the east ditch and then rolled twice before entering a flooded wildlife area and was submerged on its top.

Together with Klingensmith, there were three other occupants in the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

They have been identified as Kimberly A. Klingensmith, 65; Karly A. Klingensmith, 32; and Nicolas L. Klingensmith, 36.

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