Kansas crash that killed 4 occurred when truck fell off bridge

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ABILENE, Kan. (KAKE) -

Icy conditions on Interstate 70 are being blamed for a Kansas accident that killed a woman, her two daughters and a family friend after the pickup truck they were in fell off a bridge.

The accident happened Tuesday morning amid snowfall. The Kansas Highway Patrol's crash report says 47-year-old Lisa Luft was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota that struck a guardrail due to weather condition.

The truck traveled 230 feet along the guardrail, then another 150 feet on top of the guardrail before falling about 25 feet off a bridge, coming to a rest on its top.

The Kansas City Star reports that Luft and her two daughters, 20-year-old Brianna and 14-year-old Aria, were killed, along with Brianna's friend, 18-year-old Saleena Senzee. All four were from Kearney.


Previous story by KAKE News:

A trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol says four people from Missouri, including two teenagers, have died in a rollover crash on Interstate 70.

The single-vehicle crash happened just before 10 a.m. Tuesday on westbound I-70 near Abilene.  Troopers said a pickup truck slid on the icy conditions, hit the guardrail before falling off a bridge.  The truck landed on its top after falling approximately 25 feet.

Four people from Kearney, Missouri were killed.  The driver, Lisa Luft, 47, and three passengers:  Aria Luft, 14, Brianna Luft, 20, and Saleena Senzee, 18.

Several vehicles slid off of roads and highways because of the slick conditions, but no other fatal wrecks were reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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