A 52-year-old man is dead and one northbound lane on the Kansas Turnpike remained closed late Monday following a tractor-trailer rollover accident in Sumner County.
The accident happened at about 6 p.m. Monday about four miles north of the Kansas-Oklahoma line.
The cause of the accident was speed, a dispatcher with the Kansas Turnpike Authority said. “He was going too fast for the exit.”
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
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The dispatcher said the driver was exiting Highway 166 to I-35 going northbound and lost control. His truck, which was hauling liquid petroleum, rolled over and flipped on its side.
KTA authorities expect the lane to remain closed while cleanup continues.