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Kingman County head-on crash kills Missouri man

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 9:55 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 4:18 p.m.

A 31-year-old Missouri man has died after his SUV struck a semi head-on in Kingman County on Friday afternoon, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.

Justin W. Adams, of Lees Summit, was driving a 2012 Jeep Liberty east on U.S. 54 when he failed to negotiate a curve eight miles west of Kingman. He crossed into incoming traffic about 3:40 p.m. Friday and struck a 2013 Peterbilt semi pulling a trailer, according to the highway patrol.

Adams was transported to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, where he later died, a house supervisor confirmed Saturday.

The driver of the semi, 51-year-old Lynn Andrews, and two passengers – Becky Andrews, 45, and Carolyn Meadows, 70 – were uninjured, the highway patrol reports. A fourth person in the semi, 71-year-old James Meadows, had possible injuries. All are Missouri residents.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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