2 dead in crash of car, semi in north-central Kansas

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November 16, 2019 - 3:16 pm

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 UPDATE: The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people from Belleville died in a crash with a semitrailer truck in north central Kansas.

The Highway Patrol says Steven and Sherry Torres, who were both 62, died in the crash Saturday morning.

The crash happened on U.S. Highway 81 just north of U.S. Highway 36 when Steven Torres tried to turn south onto Highway 81. The Torres’ vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a northbound semitrailer truck driven by 28-year-old Douglas Watts, of Nebraska.

The semi overturned during the accident, but Watts was not hospitalized afterward.

 

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The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people have been killed in a crash involving a semitrailer in near Belleville in north central Kansas.

The crash happened Saturday on U.S. Highway 81 just north of U.S. Highway 36.

Troopers responded to the crash that involved a car and the semi. No names or other details of the crash were immediately released.

The patrol says a stretch of southbound lanes of Highway 31 have been closed as officials investigate.

The northbound lanes remain open.

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