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.