WICHITA — A man in his late 20s was killed this afternoon when he stopped because of debris on West Kellogg and his truck was struck by a second vehicle, police said.
The man stopped his truck next to the median barrier just west of the Seneca Street bridge, then exited the vehicle, Capt. Rusty Leeds said.
He was crushed against the median by his pickup when it was hit on the side by a westbound blue Tacoma truck, Leeds said. He was declared dead at the scene.
The impact of the collision forced the blue truck back toward the middle of westbound Kellogg, where it may have brushed a white minivan, Leeds said.
That minivan swerved off of Kellogg down a grassy embankment, where it came to a stop just before crossing the entrance ramp linking Seneca with westbound Kellogg.
The driver of the blue Tacoma, a woman in her mid-20s, suffered minor injuries in the collision, Leeds said.
Westbound Kellogg was closed between the Central Business District and Kellogg.
Police were responding to a report of debris in the roadway when the collision occurred. The debris was a tire on a rim, Leeds said, and police aren't sure how it came to be on Kellogg or why the victim chose to stop on the freeway.
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