A 28-year-old Coffeyville woman died in a wreck about four miles south of Lola just after 9 a.m. Thursday.
Lisa M. Strickland was northbound on U.S. 169 and crossed the center line, hitting a southbound tractor-trailer driven by a 38-year-old St. Mary’s man. He tried to move to the shoulder to avoid a collision, but Strickland’s vehicle continued across the lane and hit him head-on, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
U.S. 169 was closed in both directions for an hour while troopers investigated.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.