Man dead after crashing into KDOT plow truck


WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A man is dead after crashing into a KDOT plow truck.

This car rammed the back of a KDOT snow plow on I-135 in Kansas on Jan. 1, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the Kansas Highway Patrol)

The crash happened on I-435 just south of Leavenworth Road in Wyandotte County on Saturday just before 2 a.m.

Twenty-year-old Ernesto Lopez, of Platte City, Missouri, was driving a Chrysler Town and Country southbound on I-435 when for an unknown reason, he rear-ended a KDOT plow truck, or a 2018 International Dump Truck.

Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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