CLEARWATER, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities responded to a fatal crash southwest of Wichita around 1 p.m. Wednesday that left a Wichita man dead. It happened on K-42 near 87th Street South northwest of Clearwater.
Troopers say 61-year-old Joseph S. Soza was driving a GMC pickup westbound on K-42, crossed the centerline, and hit a semi. Soza was killed in the crash. The driver of the semi was not injured.
There were two dogs in the pickup truck. Unfortunately, one died in the crash, and the other was taken over by animal control.
K-42 was closed in both directions as authorities investigated the crash site.