PARSONS — The names of the two drivers who died in a tragic wreck west of Parsons Friday have been released.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, about 4:24 p.m., Friday, a 1999 GMC pickup driven by Steven Bradford, 39, of Jetmore, was westbound on U.S. Highway 400. A 2002 Peterbilt semi driven by Harry Pierce, 53, of Torrington, Wyoming, was going eastbound on 400. Bradford allegedly entered the eastbound lane striking Pierce’s vehicle head on.
According to KHP both Bradford and Pierce were confirmed dead and the Critical Highway Accident Response Team were called to the scene.  
 
According to commenters on Facebook, a blue heeler named Blue was in the truck with Pierce and the dog ran out into the field near the highway when someone went to open the cab. Blue was later found and is now safe with its family in Wyoming.