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International student from Kenya killed in crash with trash truck, Andover police say

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Update, 8:45 p.m.:

An international student who was apparently on his way home from Butler Community College was killed in a Wednesday morning crash with a trash truck, officials said.

Emergency crews were called at around 10 a.m. to a reported two-vehicle roll-over crash in the 1200 block of West Harry, Andover police said in a news release. Investigators determined that a silver 2003 Nissan Altima had crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a Waste Management truck.

Henry Too Cheseto, 25, was driving the car and was partially ejected from the vehicle, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cheseto was an international student at Butler Community College and is formerly of Alaska and Kenya, police said. He was apparently on his way home from the school when the crash happened, police said.

Original story:

A man in his mid-twenties died Wednesday when his vehicle collided with a Waste Connections trash truck near Andover.

The man’s name and where he is from were not immediately released by the Andover Police Department. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday morning what exactly caused the crash.

Andover police Capt. Joseph Schroeder told reporters at the crash site that the man killed was driving a passenger vehicle west on Harry about a half mile east of Andover Road and the trash truck was headed east when they collided. One of the vehicles crossed the center line and hit the other head-on, throwing each into a ditch. The man killed was partially ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene, Schroeder said.

He’s about 26 years old, Schroeder said.

Authorities learned of the crash shortly before 10 a.m. The trash truck driver wasn’t hurt. He’s talking with investigators about what happened, Schroeder said.

Schroeder said the two-lane stretch of Harry where the crash occurred will likely be closed until mid-afternoon Wednesday. Drivers headed in that direction should avoid the area.

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