Two men died when their semis crashed into each other on a southeast Kansas highway early Thursday morning.
Marcos Rodriguez-Reyes, 32, of Wichita, was westbound on U.S 400 3 miles east of Beaumont at around 1:45 a.m. when his 2016 Freightliner crossed the center line for an unknown reason and crashed head-on into an eastbound 2017 Kenworth driven by Darin Surridge, 35, of Parsons, the Kansas Highway Patrol said in a report.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Surridge shuttled cargo betweenWichita and Parsons for LDF Sales & Distributing, driving hundreds of thousands of miles without a single ticket, crash or incident, human resources director Roger Bolton said in a release.
Beaumont is a little over a third of the way between Wichita and Parsons on U.S. 400.
The highway was closed in both directions until about 2 p.m., Trooper Rick Wingate said on Twitter.