Americus man killed Monday in semi rollover in southeast Kansas
SEDAN, Kan. (WIBW) - A man was killed Monday morning when the semi-trailer he was driving crashed in a construction zone in Chautauqua County in southeast Kansas, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 6:51 a.m. Monday on K-99 highway, about 10 miles north of Sedan.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2017 Freightliner semi-trailer was southbound on K-99 in a one-lane construction zone when it went off the roadway to the left.
The driver, identified as Richard Wilson, 65, of Americus, tried to over-correct, but the semi rolled, crushing the cab, the patrol said.
Wilson, who was alone in the semi, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The patrol said Wilson was wearing a seat belt.
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