Colorado man killed in pickup truck-semi crash Monday in southwest Kansas

A Colorado man lost his life Monday when his pickup truck collided with a semi-trailer in southwest Kansas, authorities said.

 

The crash was reported at 11:53 a.m. Monday about 12 miles northwest of Johnson City in Stanton County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s online crash log, a 2014 Kenworth semi-trailer was eastbound on County Road 4, while a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was was southbound on County Road W.

The patrol said the semi-trailer failed to yield at a yield sign and was struck by the Chevrolet pickup truck.

After the impact, the semi rolled onto its left side on County Road 4, while the pickup truck came to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection.

The driver of the pickup truck, Lance Turner, 51, of Walsh, Colo., was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

The semi driver, Osman Hernandez-Gonzales, 25, of Hugoton, was reported possibly injured and was taken to Stanton County Hospital in Johnson City. The patrol said Hernandez-Gonzales was wearing a seat belt.

 

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