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Semi hauling shingles catches fire after Turnpike crash involving KTA truck, KHP says

‘What’s it going to take?’ asks mother whose son was killed in semi crash

Pam Biddle lost her son Aaron when a semi truck crashed into the back of the car he was in. Biddle thinks the accident could have been mitigated if trucks were required to have automatic emergency braking systems.
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Pam Biddle lost her son Aaron when a semi truck crashed into the back of the car he was in. Biddle thinks the accident could have been mitigated if trucks were required to have automatic emergency braking systems.

A portion of the Kansas Turnpike near the Oklahoma border was closed as troopers investigated a crash that involves a burning semi.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority said a crash at around 2 p.m. Tuesday on northbound I-35 at mile marker 8.6, about 4.5 miles south of South Haven, blocked all lanes of travel. Traffic was being being diverted at the South Haven interstate exit before vehicles were later allowed to pass on the right shoulder.

No injuries were reported in the fiery crash that involved a semi and KTA maintenance truck, said Capt. Joe Bott of the Kansas Highway Patrol. The semi was hauling shingles on a flat bed and caught on fire after the wreck.

State troopers are investigating the accident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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