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Man Killed When Semi Hits Truck

Associated Press - October 2, 2013 5:43 am

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A 65-year-old man has died after his pickup truck was hit by a tractor-trailer that was trying to pass on a northeast Kansas highway.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Larry Roger Mueller, of Hanover, was eastbound on U.S. 36 when the semi tried to pass his pickup. The semi couldn’t complete the pass and moved back into the right lane, hitting Mueller’s truck.

The accident occurred near Washington, a few miles from the Nebraska border.

It was the second Kansas fatality involving a tractor-trailer in two days.

The patrol says that 72-year-old Marion Eastwood, of Fort Scott, was killed Monday when a semi ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle near the southeast Kansas town of Fulton.

Fuchs Mi

October 2, 2013 at 7:23 am

There will be alot more seems anymore just about anyone can get behind the wheel of a semi.

R D davis

October 2, 2013 at 7:40 am

All and all drivers seem to be getting worse not better. Semi drivers has a whole are not as good as they used to be. Not that long ago you felt safe on the road with truck drivers but not so much anymore.

Red Neck

October 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

Well what has happened is these 30 to 60 day wonder schools have opened who chase the dollar. They are putting people behind the wheel that should not be there. Most of your big trucking companies won’t hire someone with less than 3 years experience.

Iggy P Daily

October 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm

You got that right.

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