A woman was killed when her car was involved in a collision with a fertilizer sprayer southwest of Lansing, according to an official with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash was reported at noon Thursday west of 155th Street on Fairmount Road.
A 46-year-old rural Leavenworth man reportedly was driving a 2005 Silverwheels fertilizer sprayer west on Fairmount Road returning to a Leavenworth County Cooperative Association site. The passenger-side wheels of the vehicle caught the edge of the road, causing the vehicle to slide into a ditch. The driver reportedly pulled back onto the road but overcorrected. The fertilizer sprayer crossed the center of the roadway and collided with an eastbound 2012 Toyota Prius, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.
The top of the Prius was sheared off. The car’s driver, Angela Handke, 49, rural Leavenworth, died at the scene.
The driver of the fertilizer sprayer had only minor injuries following the crash.
An investigation of the accident is ongoing, according to Sherley.