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Thursday, May 24, 2012
A Newton man has died after an accident in Harvey County.
It happened near east 1st St. and Oliver, east of Newton, around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The Harvey County Sheriff's Department said Ralph Lowry, 82, crossed the center line and hit the side of a tractor trailer.
Lowry was flown to a Wichita hospital for treatment. He later died of his injuries.
The semi truck driver, Nathan Unruh, of Galva, was not hurt.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.