Kansas woman dies after crashing head-on into semi

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IOLA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 28-year-old woman has died after crashing head-on into a semi in southeast Kansas. 

The crash happened at around 9 a.m. Thursday about four a half miles south of Iola on U.S. 169. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a minivan was heading north on 169 and crossed the center line.

The driver of a southbound semi tried to move to the shoulder, but the two vehicles collided head-on. 

The woman driving the minivan, Lisa Marie Strickland of Coffeyville, died at the scene. The semi driver was not hurt. 

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