Wichita teen killed in semi crash on Kansas Turnpike

Accident on turnpike in south Wichita.
Accident on turnpike in south Wichita.(KWCH)
Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 7:43 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified the person killed in a morning crash on the turnpike as 17-year-old Caden Barnes.

According to the online crash log, Barnes was driving on I-35 around 7 a.m. when he lost control of his 2006 Toyota PC, went into oncoming traffic and struck a semi.

Barnes died on the scene of the crash. The log says he was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Dispatch confirmed one person was killed in a crash near mile marker 44 on I-35 in Sedgwick County Tuesday morning.

Dispatch said the crash happened in a construction zone. It appeared to happen in southbound lanes. Traffic was down to two lanes and at a standstill in both directions, dispatch said. At least two vehicles were involved in the crash, including a semi.

Two people were injured, one seriously, in an accident at I-135 and Lincoln. Dispatch said traffic was congested at Lincoln. Traffic was also slowed at Kellogg and West for a non-injury accident in the eastbound lanes.

Eyewitness News has a reporter on the scene of the I-35 fatal crash and will provide more details as they become available.

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