Fatal traffic accident on the KS Turnpike in Lyon County

February 14, 2018 - 4:59 am

A Texas man was killed Tuesday morning in a crash on the Kansas Turnpike. It happened southwest of Emporia in Lyon County around 8:30 a.m.  

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on the turnpike when it left the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and caught fire.  The driver of the truck, 58-year-old Andrew Thomas Sawyer of Temple, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The KHP did not disclose why the truck left the roadway. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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