Teen dies after crashing into semi on icy Kansas highway

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An 18-year-old Kansas college student was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on an icy highway and collided with a semi.

The crash occurred at around 4 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 83 near K-95 in Scott County. Kieran McGill was driving south when she lost control of her Jeep Liberty and skidded sideways, colliding with a northbound tractor-trailer, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

McGill, of Thornton, Colorado, died at the scene. The 62-year-old driver of the semi was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

A GoFundMe account says the crash happened while McGill was driving back to Garden City Community College, where she attended school on a softball scholarship.

"Kieran had come home to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family," the fundraiser says. "While driving back to college, Kieran hit a patch of icy road and lost control of her vehicle hitting a semi head on."

McGill is survived by her parents and three siblings.

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