August 30 – Authorities say three people from Central Illinois have been killed in a fiery central Kansas crash.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Wednesday when a pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County Kansas. The impact sent the pickup truck into a ditch, where it caught on fire. All three people inside the truck were killed. The patrol identified the victims as 32-year-old Reginald Miller and 20-year-old Darrin Stutzman, both of Arthur and 16-year-old Matthew Lynn Herschberger, of Arcola.
The patrol says the rig’s driver suffered a possible injury, but his passenger wasn’t hurt.
Source: The Associated Press