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One Killed In Accident Near Dodge City

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

One person has died in a multi-vehicle accident near Dodge City Thursday afternoon.

KDOT Southwest Public Affairs Manager Kirk Hutchinon says the accident occurred at US-56 and McArtor Road on the southwest side of Dodge City.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says two commercial vehicles and a third vehicle were involved in the accident. 48-year-old Alfredo Varela of Liberal died at the scene.

Three others were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has closed US-56 from Howell Road to the US-56/US-284 junction at Dodge City. The US-400 bypass west of Dodge City, from the US-56 junction to the US-50 junction, is also closed. Traffic is being diverted onto local roads and state highways.

Information regarding others involved in the accident is not yet available, and no names have been released.


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