Man identified in deadly Reno County crash

RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Thursday, March 3, 2019

The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified a man killed in a Wednesday afternoon crash as 20-year-old Dwayne Depperschmidt.

The crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. on US 50 near Sylvia in western Reno County.

Troopers say Depperschmidt's vehicle stopped at the stop sign at US 50, pulled out into the lanes and was struck by a cattle truck.

Depperschmidt was pronounced dead on the scene. He was wearing a seatbelt.

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One person is dead, two others injured, at least one critically, in a late Wednesday afternoon crash involving a semi truck and a car on US 50 near Sylvia in western Reno County.

A witness to the crash says the semi involved was a cattle truck, traveling west on US 50.

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Crittenden cited a failure to yield as a cause for the crash and says the strong wind did not appear to have played a factor.

He says one of two people injured in the crash was airlifted to a Wichita hospital. The other was taken to a hospital by ambulance.