Teen dies after crashing into semi on Kansas highway

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Authorities say a 16-year-old boy was killed when his car crashed into a tractor-trailer on a northeast Kansas highway.

The accident happened just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Route 75 near Holton. The Kansas Highway Patrol say Garrett Klahr failed to stop at a stop sign at 286th Road and Route 75 and drove in front of a westbound semi. The rig then struck the passenger side of his Toyota Carolla. 

The car spun out and rolled into its side in a ditch. Klahr, of Wetmore, was pronounced dead at a Topeka hospital. 

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The 54-year-old semi driver was not hurt. He's from Canby, Minnesota and was pulling a trailer loaded with cattle, KTKA reports.

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