Injured local man remains in hospital

Authorities have identified the Wichita man who was killed Tuesday night in a Butler County crash near Andover.

Jeremy Jachim, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene after traveling the wrong way on U.S. Highway 54, and hitting another vehicle head-on.

A spokes person at Wesley Medical Center reported that the other driver, Billy J. Weems, 31, Augusta, is currently in fair condition. The 16 year-old passenger in Weems’ vehicle is not a patient at the hospital.

Butler County responders blamed the strong storm conditions for the tragic accident.