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KC Giveway

Pickup Hit Semi Head-On

KSAL Staff - April 1, 2016 11:39 am

A head-on collision involving a semi and pickup truck south of Salina Friday morning sent a Lawrence man to the hospital.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Randall Shaffer of Lawrence was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger, headed north on US 81 Highway. He went left of center and struck an oncoming 1986 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer head-on.

Shaffer’s truck ended up on its side, and he was trapped in it. After being freed by first responders he was transported  by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

The patrol says that both drivers were buckled up.

The crash happened at 8:47 Friday morning, in 4000 block of Old US 81 Highway about a half mile south of the Salina City limits.

Larry Elmquist

April 2, 2016 at 8:51 pm

I hope the semi tractor driver is cited for “pulling a trailer head-on” instead of having the trailer behind. Salina English teachers must be pulling their hair out after reading this brilliantly written news report

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