Head-on crash kills 2 in SW Kansas

CIMARRON, Kan. (AP) — A head-on collision involving a pickup truck and a semi hauling grain has left two men dead in southwest Kansas.

The Highway Patrol says the crash occurred around 6 a.m. Monday on U.S. 50, about 10 miles west of Cimarron.

The patrol identifies the victims as the pickup’s driver, 20-year-old Cesar Bautista-Cruz, and his passenger, 22-year-old Jeremiah Lee. Both were from Dodge City.

Troopers said the crash happened when Bautista-Cruz tried to pass a westbound vehicle making a turn at an Ingalls feedlot and collided with the eastbound tractor-trailer.

The accident closed a 30-mile stretch of U.S. 50 between Garden City and Cimarron for several hours.

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