3 killed in fiery crash along I-70 in Ellsworth County

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Three people were killed in a fiery crash Wednesday morning. 

The crash happened on I-70 around 1 a.m. Wednesday near the K-14 junction in Ellsworth County. 

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Mississippi man was driving a semi westbound in the right lane of I-70 when his semi was struck from behind by a Chevy Silverado. 

The Silverado veered off of the road into the north ditch and caught on fire.

The semi came to a stop in the lane but then moved in order to avoid the fire. 

The driver of the Chevy Silverado and the two passengers in the truck were killed in the crash. They were all from Illinois and they range in age from 16 to 32 years old. KHP have identified the victims of the crash as Reginald Miller, 32, and Darrin Stutzman, 20, of Arthur, Illinois, and Matthew Herschberger, 16, of Arcola, Illinois.  

The driver of the semi truck was taken to a hospital to be treated for a possible injury. A passenger in the semi was not injured in the crash.

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