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Wichita man dead after Pratt County crash

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 5:39 p.m.

A 52-year-old Wichita man is dead after he lost control of his truck and crashed Wednesday morning in Pratt County.

A medical condition apparently led Edward B. Houdek to veer off of U.S. 54 about a half-mile west of Cunningham and into a ditch, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report. His 1999 Ford truck then continued its path through a pasture and stopped in a dry creek bed.

The crash happened at 10:09 a.m., the highway patrol said. Houdek was eastbound on U.S. 54 and crossed the median into oncoming traffic before driving into the north ditch, KHP reported.

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

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