NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the name of the person killed in Newton Monday morning. The victim was 20-year-old Dandre Lorenzo Jones of Wichita.
The crash happened at the Interstate 135 and Broadway roundabout just after 10:30 a.m.
The Newton Police Department said a semi was northbound at the roundabout when a Stanley Steemer cleaning van rear-ended it. Jones was a passenger in the van. He died at the scene.
Erin McDaniel, communications director for the City of Newton, said speed is believed to be a factor.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 22-year-old Wichita man was driving the cleaning van and had possible minor injuries.
The Louisiana man driving the semi and his passenger from Florida were not hurt.
McDaniel said the KHP is conducting the investigation because commercial vehicles were involved.