A 22-year-old man - visiting the United States from Estonia for the summer - has been identified as the person killed Friday night in an accident 10 miles north of Winfield.
Jaan Sepp was dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 9:30 p.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol report listed a Wellington address for Sepp, who was driving a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero.
Sepp was eastbound on K-15 as he neared the junction with U.S. 77 highway. He failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the rear trailer of a 1999 Volvo grain hauler. Sepp was wearing his seat belt.
Michael J. Frakes, 29, Douglass, was identified as the driver of the grain truck. He was not injured in the accident. Sepp was trapped in the vehicle for a time, according to radio traffic from the scene. Authorities notified his sister, who lives in this area, of the man’s death.
A local man, who knew the victim, said Sepp and others from Estonia were living in Wellington and selling educational books. They earned money and college credit for doing so. The accident was the second roadway fatality in Cowley County in less than a week. Brandie Owen died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash east of Winfield.