Semi crash kills 18-year-old, injures teen driver

MEADE COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) -- According to Kansas Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old was injured and his 18-year-old passenger died when their vehicle was struck by a semi.

Authorities say the crash happened late Friday night.

KHP says the two were driving a Honda Accord eastbound on US-54 less than a mile from Meade when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto a county road.

That's when a semi driving the opposite direction struck the Honda on the passenger side, sending it to the shoulder. The semi went into a ditch.

18-year-old Luis Rivera-Holguin was taken to Meade Hospital when he later died. The 17-year-old driver was also injured and taken to Wesley Medical Center.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

All people involved were wearing their seat belts.