Headlines for Thursday, May 16, 2019 – kansaspublicradio.org

Headlines for Thursday, May 16, 2019 - kansaspublicradio.org

2 dead after early morning crash along I-70

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) The Shawnee Co. Sheriffs Office has not released the names of the two people killed in a fiery, overnight crash on I-70, but noted the Pontiac Firebird they were in was registered in Tennessee.

Update: 2 dead after car, truck collide on I-70

The crash happened just before 3:30 a.m. near the West Union Road interchange, in western Shawnee Co. Investigators say the Firebird and a Ford box truck collided in the outside, westbound lane.

The vehicles collided in the outside lane of travel sending both vehicles off the road to the north. The Pontiac became fully engulfed in flames with both occupants still inside.

Both vehicles went off the highway and the Firebird caught fire. The Sheriffs Office says flames engulfed the car before the either person could escape. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Both vehicles left the roadway and the car caught fire. Officials on the scene said two people in the car died. The truck driver is hospitalized with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Ford truck was taken to a local hospital and has reportedly evaluated and released.

The vehicles collided in the outside lane of travel sending both vehicles off the road to the north. The Pontiac became fully engulfed in flames with both occupants still inside.


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