REPUBLIC COUNTY -- Four people have died in an accident in Republic County earlier Thursday.
According to a post on the Kansas Highway Patrol Troop C Facebook page, "At approximtely 11:30 a.m., Republic County dispatch requested Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) assistance with a vehicle that had left the roadway, going into a pond, north of 30 road and U36 highway in the county."
First responders discovered that four children, all under age 8, had died at the scene. Also involved in the accident were an adult male and an injured female, the post noted. The female was transported to Salina Regional Health Center, according to the KHP post.
KHP became the lead agency investigating the incident shortly after 3 p.m.
According to KHP, the adult male is being interviewed.
"It's believed the occupants of this vehicle are not Kansas residents," the KHP post noted.