Archive for Monday, November 5, 2012

Two killed in explosion off Kansas Turnpike

November 5, 2012


BELLE PLAINE — Authorities said a tanker truck veered off the Kansas Turnpike south of Wichita and crashed, causing a powerful explosion and killing both people onboard.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a witness saw the truck hit a guardrail before losing control Saturday afternoon about a mile north of the Belle Plaine service area.

The Wichita Eagle reported that authorities said the male driver and female co-driver were from Oklahoma. They did not release the victims’ names.

Master Trooper Joel Powers said a motorist started toward the truck to help, but the truck was already burning and it was too late. He said the truck exploded about 10 minutes after he arrived.


Lathrup 1 year, 5 months ago

I got the drift of it as it was printed. The sorrow is in the loss of two lives.


Budgets_Smudgets 1 year, 5 months ago

for the headline writer..... I think it may be fairly construed that the tragic death of these two occurred in the wreck and fire, not in the subsequent "explosion."


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