Waverly man, 58, dies in semitrailer crash Wednesday near Wellsville in Franklin County

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday as Duayne Powell was driving a 2005 Kenworth semitrailer north on Interstate 35. (Google Maps)

A semitrailer driver was killed early Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in Franklin County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

 

The fatality victim was identified as Duayne Scott Powell, 58, of Waverly.

According to the patrol, the crash occurred at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday as Powell was driving a 2005 Kenworth semitrailer north on Interstate 35.

The patrol said the vehicle drifted off the roadway for an unknown reason and went into a field, coming to rest at Shawnee and Vermont roads, about a mile south of Wellsville.

Powell, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The location of the crash was southeast of Topeka.

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