2 killed in Ford Co. crash that closed stretch of U.S. 54

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DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH) — A Ford Co. highway is closed Wednesday afternoon after a wreck involving a tanker truck that left two people dead.

Hwy. 54 is closed at the Ford Co. Road 125 intersection after the crash, which happened around 8:30 a.m. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a pickup was heading south on Road 125 and failed to yield to an eastbound tanker truck.

The collision sent the semi into the ditch.

The drivers of both vehicles were killed. Authorities have not released their names.