MANHATTAN, Kan. - Acquaintances of two elderly men who died in a traffic accident in northeastern Kansas say it happened as the friends were driving home from a daily visit to Tuttle Creek.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash late Tuesday afternoon killed Fred Danenberg, 90, and his passenger, Michael Myers, 85. Investigators said Danenberg pulled out from a stop sign on U.S. 24 in Riley County into the path of a tractor-trailer, whose driver was unhurt.
The Manhattan Mercury reports Danenberg was the retired owner of a jewelry store in the city. Myers was a former auto dealer and farmer in the Marysville area.
The two retirees had made a daily habit for years of driving to Tuttle Creek to watch people fish, swim or camp at the reservoir.