Woman dies in crash that caused ammonia spill near Garden City

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A 56-year-old Kansas woman has died after crashing into a tractor-trailer, causing it to spill anhydrous ammonia. 

The crash happened at around 9 p.m. Thursday on Highway 50 about two miles west of Garden City. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the semi was stopped with its flashers on at a railroad crossing. The driver of a Ford Explored tried to avoid hitting the semi but rear-ended the tanker.

The collision caused the tanker to lose anhydrous ammonia. 

The driver of the Explorer, Janet Pucket of Ulysses, was taken to a hospital where she later died. 

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At least one person is dead after an SUV and a tanker truck collided in Finney County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 50, about two miles west of the intersection with U.S. 83. The tanker was loaded with anhydrous ammonia. Some of the chemical leaked, but a dispatcher said no evacuations were required.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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