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Accident Kills Two On Hwy 50, Temporaily Closes Road

KSCB News - September 9, 2013 10:01 am

UPDATE: The Kansas Department of Transportation has reopened U.S. 50 between Garden City and Cimarron after a fatal accident near Ingalls killed two Dodge City men.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a westbound pickup tried to pass a car on U.S. 50 that was turning into the Ingalls feedlot.

The pickup hit an eastbound semi head on. Those men were transferred to a Dodge City hospital where they both died.

They have been identified as 20-year-old Cesar Bautista-Cruz and 22-year-old Jeremiah A. Lee.

The driver of the semi was taken to Saint Catherine Hospital in Garden City for his injuries.

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Two people were killed in a head-on collision in Southwest Kansas early today. The accident happened on US Highway 50 in Gray County, three miles west of Ingalls.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said a westbound pickup truck was trying to pass another vehicle when it struck a semi head-on. Two people in the pickup truck died. Troopers were called to the scene after 6:00 a.m.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, U.S. 50 highway is closed between the junction of U.S. 50/U.S. 83 at Garden City and the junction of U.S. 50/K-23 at Cimarron.

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An accident has resulted in the closure of part of a highway in western Kansas.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, U.S. 50 highway is closed between the junction of U.S. 50/U.S. 83 at Garden City and the junction of U.S. 50/K-23 at Cimarron because of an accident near Ingalls. That’s about a 30 mile stretch of the highway.

Details on the accident were not immediately available. It’s unclear when the highway will re-open.


 

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