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Authorities identify driver killed in semi truck crash

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 7:42 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 7:47 a.m.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has released the name of the man who was killed with the semi trailer truck he was driving overturned near a toll booth at the Kellogg exit Wednesday afternoon.

Abdikarim Mohamed Haile, 52, of St. Cloud, Minn., died at the scene following the 3:30 p.m. crash.

Haile was hauling a load of soy milk and was driving too fast to properly negotiate a curve on the southbound exit ramp, authorities have said. The truck slid into the median and overturned, pinning Haile.

He suffered head trauma in the crash, authorities said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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