1 dead after crash with semi-truck on Kansas highway


BROWN COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – A fatal crash in Brown County on Friday left one person dead after a car crashed into the back of a semi truck’s trailer.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, at 1:27 p.m. on Dec. 24 on U.S 75 highway near the Sac and Fox Truck Stop, a Freightliner semi-truck was pulling out of a private drive to go southbound.

As the semi-truck was entering the intersection, a second vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban, was southbound and crashed into the rear of the semi-trailer.

The driver of the suburban, Socorro Mercado, a 46-year-old woman from Minnesota, died in the crash. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

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