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Fatality crash reported after wheel comes off semi on western Kansas highway

A fatality crash was reported Wednesday afternoon after a wheel came off a vehicle on a highway...
A fatality crash was reported Wednesday afternoon after a wheel came off a vehicle on a highway in Logan County in western Kansas, authorities said.(WCJB File)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:26 AM CDT
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LEOTI, Kan. (WIBW) - A fatality crash was reported Wednesday afternoon after a wheel came off a semi on a highway in Logan County in western Kansas, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on K-25 highway, about 20 miles north of Leoti.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1978 Kenworth semi was southbound on K-25 when it lost its front right tire and left the roadway to the right.

The semi then crossed the ditch sideways, overturning once and landing on its top along a fenceline.

The driver, identified as Todd J. Kuhlman, 49, of Oakley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The patrol said Kuhlman, who was alone in the vehicle, wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

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