Deadly head-on collision with semi


GREENWOOD COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – One man is dead after he crashed into a semi truck in southeast Kansas Sunday morning.

According to the crash report, it happened just after 12:30 a.m. in Greenwood County. That’s about 80 miles east of Wichita.

The report says 59-year-old Vernon Kirkpatrick was driving east when his vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head-on with a semi truck.

Kirkpatrick was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Kansas Highway Patrol has not said what caused Kirkpatrick to cross the center line, but says he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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