PARK CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol motorist assist driver identified as 69-year-old Ricardo J. Torres has died after his vehicle was struck by a semi-trailer truck near Park City.
The collision occurred late Wednesday afternoon. The motorist assist truck was in the median when the Torres pulled into the inside lane of southbound I-135. The truck was hit from behind by a semi-trailer truck.
Torres was critically hurt, and later died at a hospital. The semi driver Stephen A. Jackson, 24, Wichita, wasn’t injured.
Trooper Chad Crittenden says the collision occurred south of a hill and it’s possible the victim either didn’t see the semi or misjudged its speed.
SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon crash.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that just before 4p.m., a vehicle rear-ended a motorist assist vehicle on Interstate 135 one mile south of 61st street in Park City.
The KHP has not released names of the victim.