KHP identifies Wichita man killed in crash on K-254

Wednesday morning crash in east Wichita
Wednesday morning crash in east Wichita(KWCH)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:10 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the man killed Wednesday morning on K-254 at Greenwich Wednesday morning as 32-year-old Terry Eugene Echols, Jr.

KHP says the man driving behind a semi on the highway. When the semi went to change lanes, Echols failed to yield and struck the rear of the semi.

KHP says Echols was not wearing a safety restraint.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

One person was killed in the second of two accidents near K-254 and Greenwich in northeast Wichita Wednesday morning. The fatal crash happened in the westbound lanes of K-254 and Greenwich at approximately 7 a.m. A man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the first crash, at 61st St N and 111th St E and just west of the second crash, one person suffered critical injuries. The first crash involved three vehicles, one of which rolled over, and a semi.

Both crashes shut down traffic near K-254 and Greenwich.

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