UPDATE: This story has been updated to clarify which driver died and the vehicle they were driving
MCPHERSON, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Highway Patrol said one person died when a minivan crashed with a semi near McPherson Tuesday.
The crash happened just before 12:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 56. In a social media post, Trooper Ben Gardner circled the area just east of U.S. Interstate 135.
Forty-three-year-old Robert Harrell of Kansas City, Missouri, was driving a Dodge Grand Caravan east on U.S. Highway 56 when troopers say he crossed the centerline and hit a semi for an unknown reason. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The semi driver, 26-year-old Logan R. Donelson, of Lathrop, Missouri, was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) closed the road for the investigation, which has since been reopened.