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Worker Killed in Accident

Associated Press - August 18, 2016 7:34 pm

Kansas recorded a 22 percent increase in traffic fatalities in 2016 compared with the previous year, and one state trooper says distracted driving is the main reason.

The Kansas Department of Transportation says a worker has been killed in a mowing accident in western Kansas.

KDOT says in a release that 39-year-old Darren Way died Thursday when the riding mower he was operating overturned and he was pinned underneath. The accident occurred as Way was mowing along Interstate 70 in Sherman County.

KDOT says Way had worked with the department since 2014.

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