Deadly crashes on the turnpike

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The Kansas Highway Patrol is reporting two deadly accidents on the I-35 Saturday.

The first accident  occurred just before 4 p.m. near mile marker 32 on I-35. Troopers say Tiana Herling,37, died after rear-ending a semi-truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

In McPherson County, a 25-year-old driver was headed north on I-35 , northeast of Moundridge, when he struck a southbound vehicle. Authorities say that accident happened just before 10 p.m. Troopers identified the driver as Tyler Loomis. Investigators say they haven't determined why Loomis crossed the median into oncoming traffic. The driver of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.

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