Archive for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Four people die in traffic accident in central Kansas

May 28, 2013


— Four people are dead and a young child seriously injured after their sports utility vehicle hit a parked semi-trailer truck in central Kansas.

Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Ben Gardner says the accident happened about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on the western edge of Ellsworth County.

Gardner says the truck was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 70 with its traffic hazard triangles displayed when the SUV hit it from behind.

He says the child was scheduled to be flown to a Wichita hospital Tuesday afternoon. The truck driver was not hurt.

Interstate 70 was closed while the patrol's Critical Accident Response Team investigates the accident.

No further information was immediately available.


average 5 years ago

Hypnotised by windmills? I doubt we'll ever know with the driver deceased, but (and I'm totally pro-turbine), I'll admit that I have to be conscientious to look away from them when driving.

Bob Forer 5 years ago

A terrible freak accident. The chances of a truck being parked on the side of the highway at the very moment a driver falls asleep or is momentarily inattentive are exceptionally remote.

Ron Holzwarth 5 years ago

Of course we're going to call and consider it to have been an accident. The thought that it was an intentional is just too horrible to consider.

NewKansan 5 years ago

This was an AP story...not written by an LJW reporter. This was most likely written by a local reporter there and the AP picked up the story.

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