A collision between a truck and a semi left a 21-year-old Montezuma man dead Monday morning in southwest Kansas.
Zachariah E. Hammond was driving a 2006 Dodge pickup east on Highway 56 near Montezuma when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the semi head on around 7:40 a.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol said in a crash report. He was taken to Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City and succumbed to his injuries.
The 53-year-old man driving the semi, Robert L. Hoskinson of Cimarron, also was hospitalized with injuries.
The highway patrol said it’s unclear what made Hammond cross into oncoming traffic.