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Pretty Prairie man, 82, killed in Reno County crash

An 82-year-old Pretty Prairie man was killed Friday when his truck was struck by a passenger car at the intersection of K-14 and K-96 in Reno County, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Leo Vern Krehbiel had stopped at K-96 as he was driving northbound K-14, but failed to yield to the right of way of oncoming traffic, when a 2011 Ford Fusion that was southbound on K-14 struck the truck. The collision killed Krehbiel, the highway patrol said; the 80-year-old Pretty Prairie woman riding with him was not hurt.

The 44-year-old Wichita woman driving the Fusion was taken to Hutchinson Regional Hospital with possible injuries, the highway patrol said.

The collision happened at 4:50 p.m., according to the report.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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