Man and dog killed in crash involving semi on U.S. 56 in northeast Kansas


EDGERTON, Kan. (KSNW) — One man and his dog were killed Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 56 in Douglas County.

The crash was reported on U.S. 56 just west of Edgerton.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of a semi-truck and van collided, with both drivers pinned inside their vehicles.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 39-year-old David Hosch of Olathe. The sheriff’s office said Hosch had a dog inside his vehicle who also died as a result of the crash.

The 66-year-old semi-truck driver was taken by air ambulance to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash shut down the highway for multiple hours while crews worked the scene.

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