Thanksgiving Morning Accident in Republic County Leaves Four Children Dead

Four children are dead after an accident in Republic County Thursday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the Kansas Highway Patrol, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Republic County dispatch requested Patrol assistance with a vehicle that had left the roadway and went into a pond north of 30 road and US Highway 36.

First responders found an adult male and an injured female. Also, four children, all under 8 years of age, died at the scene.

The adult woman has been transported to a hospital in Salina. The male is being interviewed. The investigation continues.