3 people dead after Douglas County crash

UPDATE- Douglas County Sheriff’s Office officials tell 27 News two vehicles were involved in the crash. The roadway is now open, according to KanDrive.com.

DOUGLAS COUNTY (KSNT) – Douglas County officials are working a crash where three people were killed.

According to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Highway 24-59, north of Lawrence and near the Jefferson County Line is closed after a crash. The crash took place around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff and The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) are investigating the crash.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area and find an alternate route for the next several hours.

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