GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) _ A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer in southwest Kansas has left two people dead.
The Highway Patrol says both victims were in a pickup truck pulling a stock trailer on U.S. 54 just east of Greensburg.
They're identified as 53-year-old Peggy Birney of Bucklin, and her passenger, 32-year-old Jennifer McDonald of Wellington, Colo.
The collision shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday. The patrol says the tractor-trailer was westbound when it blew a front steering axle tire and crossed into the eastbound lanes, hitting the pickup head-on.
The driver of the semi was taken a hospital in Wichita.
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