Kansas woman dies after crashing into snow plow on I-70

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Authorities say a 51-year-old woman was killed when she rear-ended a snow plow on I-70 in Kansas.

The accident happened at around 3:20 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of the interstate in Topeka. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Dana Thowe was driving too fast for road conditions when she struck the rear of the KDOT plow.

Thowe, of Topeka, died at the scene. The patrol reports she was not wearing a seat belt. 

The 39-year-old driver of the snow plow was not hurt.

The crash happened two days after another driver was killed after losing control on a slick Miami County bridge.

Dozens of districts canceled classes, including Topeka, Lawrence, Wichita and several in suburban Kansas City. Also closing was Emporia State University, the University of Kansas and Pittsburg State University.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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