City of Independence worker killed in crash

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INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (KAKE) -

A temporary worker for the city of Independence, Kansas was killed in a truck accident Thursday afternoon.  The accident happened shortly after noon.

A release from the city of Independence said the truck was traveling east on U.S. Highway 160 on the way to the landfill when the truck left the highway.

Two temporary employees of the city's sanitation department were in the truck.  One was killed, the other was taken to the hospital. 

The cause of the accident isn't known.  The name of the victim hasn't been released.  

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