81-year-old man dies in crash on Kansas highway

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MORAN, Kan. (KAKE) -

An 81-year-old Colorado man has died after authorities say he lost control of his car on a Kansas highway and crashed into a tree.

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Route 54 in eastern Allen County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 81-year-old Earnest Palangi Jr., was heading west when his Subaru Outback went across the highway and into a ditch where it hit a tree. 

Palangi Jr., of Colorado Springs, died at the scene. The patrol's online crash log states he was not wearing a seat belt.

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