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Semi Truck Driver Loses Tire Tread Overturns in Arkansas City Kansas

ARKANSAS CITY, KS. — A semi truck hauling pet food from Iowa to Fort Worth, Texas, overturned after one of the big rig’s drive-wheel tires lost its tread as the trucker was rounding the traffic circle to go south on U.S. 77.

A semi truck overturned and took out a lamp pole on September 26, 2012 when one of its drive wheels caught a curb while rounding a turn in Arkansas City, KS. Photo credit: Foss Farrar/Arkansas City Traveler

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Semi Driver Dies after Collision With Train In Kansas

WHITEWATER, KS – A semi trailer truck driver died Tuesday, August 10, after he collided with a train at an intersection of the railroad tracks and a Kansas highway. The deadly truck accident occurred on Kansas Highway 196 in the city of Whitewater near the border between Harvey and Butler counties. The accident area is northwest of the Wichita metro region in the south section of the state, about 192 miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri and about 150 miles north of Enid, Oklahoma.

The scene was cleared by Tues. evening and the highway lanes and tracks reopened for travel.

Shortly before 1:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon 80 year old truck driver Herbert Entz of Whitewater, Kansas was driving a semi trailer truck east on Kansas Highway 196 near the border between Harvey and Butler counties. The trailer of the semi truck was loaded with a cargo of corn. ... Read More

Fatal Truck Accident in Kansas Caused by Wrong Way SUV Driver

MULVANE, KS – Four people died when an SUV traveling the wrong way on the Kansas Turnpike/Interstate 35 led to a fatal truck accident early Monday morning. The truck accident happened south of Wichita near Mulvane, in Sumner County, KS. The accident area is in the south central section of the state near the Oklahoma border, 193 miles west of Joplin, Missouri and 165 miles northwest of Tulsa, OK.

After the collision with the SUV, the Dodge van was then slammed into from behind by a southbound  tractor trailer truck driven by 37 year old Reginald Jones of Hopkins, South Carolina.

Early Monday morning 39 year old Kyoung Yeaon Chae and her two twin 17 year old daughters and her 9 year old son, all of Wichita, KS, were traveling southbound on the Kansas Turnpike/I-35 in a 2008 Dodge van. At the same time 27 year old Gregory Davis was driving his 1995 Chevrolet the wrong direction in the same lane of the turnpike. ... Read More

SUV Collides with Semi Truck In Fatal Kansas Turnpike Accident

SOUTH HAVEN, KS – A fatal accident occurred when a SUV tried to make a u-turn and collided with a semi tractor trailer truck. The crash happened near the Oklahoma border around 9:00 pm Wednesday night when a car with 5 people was heading south on the I-35 near the South Haven exit. Troopers say the driver missed the exit and tried to quickly make a u-turn to head the other way.

Crushed SUV involved in fatal semi truck accident in South Haven, Kansas on the Kansas Turnpike.

Lieutenant Phil Bostian told Eyewitness News 12 that the SUV pulled off on the right hand shoulder as if it was going to stop. The truck driver thought they were going to stop so he moved over to the left lane in order to give them some extra room. ... Read More

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