Teen dies in crash east of Great Bend

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The Barton County Sheriff’s Office said a 15-year-old Hudson boy died after the truck he was riding in collided with another truck. 

It happened just after 10:30 Wednesday night one mile east of Great Bend on U.S. Highway 56. 

The sheriff’s office said a 2006 Dodge Ram, operated by 17-year-old boy, was eastbound when it crossed the center line. Another truck, a 2003 Ford F-250, was westbound and struck the Dodge.

The passenger in 17-year-old boy’s truck, identified as 15-year-old Wyatt Henkel, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old boy and the driver of the other pickup were both transported to KU Medical Center in Great Bend. 

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office said the accident is currently under investigation.

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