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Pedestrian Leaps in Front of Semi

KSAL Staff - August 26, 2017 7:05 am

A man is dead after leaping in front of a tractor trailer truck on a western Kansas highway.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 67-year-old Joseph Humphreys of Garden City was lying in the east ditch of Kansas 25 Highway. As a Peterbilt semi approached headed south, he leaped out from a prone position and was struck.

Humphreys died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

The incident happened just before 2:00 in the morning Friday, on Kansas 25 Highway, 3 miles north of Ulysses.