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Pedestrian Killed on Highway

Todd PittengerMarch 31, 2021

A teenager was struck and killed by a semi in Jewell County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Gabriel Rupp of Hays was loading traffic control equipment into a trailer on U.S. Highway 36 Road Tuesday morning when he was struck. The semi came to a stop in a ditch after the crash, and Rupp died at the scene.

The driver of the semi, 55-year-old Rodney Brown from Salina, was not hurt. No other injuries were reported.

The incident happened jsut after 10:30 Tuesday morning U.S. Highway 36 near 300 Road in Jewell County.

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