Deadly crash in northeast Kansas caused by deer

Kansas Highway Patrol_412586

OTTAWA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person is dead after a crash involving a deer in eastern Kansas. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a semi was driving westbound near Ottawa early Tuesday morning when it hit a deer on K-68.

The truck and trailer jackknifed and ended up in the eastbound lanes on a bridge. 

Then, a pickup driven by a 47-year-old Missouri man rear-ended the semi. John B. Yaple died as a result.

The driver of the semi had minor injuries.

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