Victim identified in deadly high-speed crash in Reno County

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RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the man who died following a high-speed crash in Reno County Friday afternoon.

Troopers say 30-year-old Zachary Mears, of Hutchinson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

They say Mears was speeding and failed to stop at a stop sign, causing him to crash into a semi.

(09/22/2017) – The Reno County Sheriff’s Department along with the Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident. It happened at Haven Road and Highway 50 around 1:45 p.m.

The Kansas Highway said they clocked a silver car going 95 mph.

Troopers said they weren’t able to catch up to the car. The car crashed into a tractor-trailer and caught on fire.

The driver of the car, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn’t injured.

The investigation into the accident is continuing. Westbound traffic is open. However, eastbound traffic is closed.


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