A Kansas woman is dead after a tractor-trailer accident on a Kansas highway. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer struck the 50-year-old woman’s sports utility vehicle on Wednesday on the Kansas Turnpike near Andover. According to a Patrol Lieutenant, the woman had stopped on the side of the highway two hours before the fatal accident about 10 miles north of the Matfield Green service area. The patrol officer said she was out of fuel, and he helped the woman by giving her 2 gallons of gas.
The woman then stopped again for an unknown reason in the right-hand lane on the Kansas Turnpike. The tractor-trailer did not see her vehicle and crashed into her SUV. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the woman died at the scene of the crash, and the truck driver was unharmed. Authorities say they will do an investigation into the accident.
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