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Off-duty Kansas trooper dies in traffic accident near Emporia

May 27, 2011

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— An off-duty Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has died in a traffic accident south of Emporia.

The patrol says 30-year-old Beau Wallace died Thursday evening when a car driven by a 17-year-old pulled out in front of his motorcycle. The accident occurred on U.S. 50 about four miles west of Emporia.

WIBW reports that the patrol says Wallace hit the passenger side of the car and died at the scene. The driver of the car was taken to an Emporia hospital but was not believed to have been seriously injured.

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