Wichita man dies in crash on Kansas Turnpike

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Authorities say a 41-year-old Wichita man has died following a crash on the Kansas Turnpike early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened at around 1:30 a.m. near the Haysville-Derby exit on I-35. The Kansas Turnpike Authority says a Chevy Trailblazer was heading north when the driver attempted to turn through the barrier wall and was struck by another northbound vehicle.

The driver of the Trailblazer, Robert R. Tanner, was killed in the crash. The KTA's crash report says he was not wearing a seat belt. 

The 50-year-old driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.

The accident area was reopened at around 6 a.m.


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