Man killed when cement truck blows tire, crashes in Kansas
HANOVER, Kan. (KAKE) - A 37-year-old man was killed Wednesday when a cement truck blew a tire and crashed into his vehicle in north-central Kansas.
It happened shortly before 2 p.m. on K-148 about 7.5 miles south of Hanover in Washington County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a southbound cement truck blew a driver's side steer tire, lost control and rolled onto its passenger side. The truck hit a Honda CR-V and both vehicles went into a ditch, where the cement truck's drum detached.
The driver of the CR-V, Cameron Gray of Fairbury, Nebraska, died at the scene. The 22-year-old Hanover man driving the cement truck was hospitalized with potentially serious injuries.
It was one of two fatal crashes involving a cement truck in Kansas on Wednesday. A cement truck driver died after the vehicle went through a fence, became airborne and rolled in Russell County.