Fatality crash reported after wheel comes off semi on western Kansas highway
LEOTI, Kan. (WIBW) - A fatality crash was reported Wednesday afternoon after a wheel came off a semi on a highway in Logan County in western Kansas, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on K-25 highway, about 20 miles north of Leoti.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 1978 Kenworth semi was southbound on K-25 when it lost its front right tire and left the roadway to the right.
The semi then crossed the ditch sideways, overturning once and landing on its top along a fenceline.
The driver, identified as Todd J. Kuhlman, 49, of Oakley, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The patrol said Kuhlman, who was alone in the vehicle, wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
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