Names Released In Fatal Pickup Versus Semi Collision Near Neosho

(Town of Ashippun) Authorities have identified those involved in a fatal collision between a truck and semi-truck Monday in the Town of Ashippun. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says the westbound Ford F350, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of State Highway 67 and Town Road MM and was struck by the southbound semi-tractor trailer. The vehicles then entered the ditch area and struck a power pole with lives wires, which fell on top of both vehicles. Forty-five-year-old Kathryn Christopherson of Juneau, who was the sole occupant of the pickup, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 21-year-old driver of the semi, Arshdeep Singh and his 22-year-old passenger Anoop Singh – both from Manitoba, Canada – were not injured. Investigators say failing to stop at a stop sign was a primary factor while seatbelt usage and inattentive driving are being considered possible factors.