Kansas sheriff's son killed in wrong-way crash in south Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The 24-year-old son of a Kansas sheriff was killed when he struck a semi while driving the wrong way on a Wichita highway. 

The crash happened around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night at I-135 and Hydraulic. Witnesses told the Kansas Highway Patrol that a Chevy Cavalier was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it struck a semi truck head-on.

The Cavalier then went into the median and rolled. The driver, Luke A. Hoskins, of Wichita, died at the scene. The patrol said he was not wearing a seat belt. 

The 45-year-old semi driver was not hurt.

Hoskins was the son of Wabaunsee County Sheriff Robert Hoskins. Wabaunsee County is in northeast Kansas.

Wednesday's crash was the second crash this week involving a wrong-way driver at that intersection. Just days ago, one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition after hitting a semi.