Collision kills Jerome Bernard Esser, 52, after he fails to stop at intersection
• Daily Leader staff report
A Kismet man died Thursday afternoon after his pickup collided with a semi three miles west of Kismet.
Jerome Bernard Esser, 52, was headed eastbound on County Road 15 in a 2006 Dodge truck, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the junction of County Road R, also known as Panhandle Road, in eastern Seward County.
Esser collided with a northbound 2000 Peterbilt semi driven by Paul W. Proctor, 33, of Liberal, according to the report, and Esser was not wearing a seat restraint.
Esser was transported to Southwest Medical Center where he was prounced dead. Proctor was not injured in the incident, according to KHP, and he was using a seat belt.