DICKINSON COUNTY (KWCH) Update: Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says four people were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning in Dickinson County.
The crash happened about 10 a.m. along westbound Interstate 70 near Abilene. The KHP says weather conditions played a role in the crash.
State troopers say a 2001 Dodge Dakota, driven by 47-year-old Lisa Luft, of Kearney, Mo. was traveling west on Interstate 70 about one mile west of the Abilene exit, when, due to weather conditions, Luft lost control and the vehicle hit a guardrail before falling off the bridge.
The KHP says the Dodge Dakota fell about 25 feet off the bridge and landed on an embankment next to railroad tracks below. Troopers say the vehicle came to a rest on its top.
Luft, 14-year-old Aria Luft, 20-year-old Briana Luft and 18-year-old Salenna Senzee, all of Kearney, Mo, died in the crash.
A @kshighwaypatrol Troopers day can reach the highest of highs helping the public, to the lowest of lows in just a few seconds responding to tragedies...— Trooper Ben (@TrooperBenKHP) December 26, 2017
The Kansas Highway Patrol is on the scene of a single vehicle roll-over crash on Tuesday.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 10 a.m. along westbound I-70 near Abilene.
KHP reports there are multiple fatalities. Trooper Ben Gardner confirmed there were at least two.
Gardner told our sister station WIBW that the vehicle had rolled over and gone into a ditch.
The KHP Critical Highway Accident Response Team is responding to provide further assistance.
Trooper Ben says one westbound lane is open near I-70. He is asking you to move over or slow down for first responders headed to the area.