Woman killed on Kansas turnpike after SUV stopped twice

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was given fuel after she was stranded on a Kansas highway died two hours later when her sport utility vehicle stopped again.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 50-year-old Luvenia Bovi Lewis, of Shawnee, had halted Wednesday on the Kansas Turnpike near Andover when a tractor-trailer struck her SUV. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Lewis died at the scene. The truck driver was uninjured.

Patrol Lt. John Lenherr says she initially was stranded when she ran out of gas about 10 miles north of the Matfield Green service area. Lenherr says a trooper gave her 2 gallons of fuel to get her going.

The patrol is trying to determine what caused her to stop again. Lenherr says she passed two gas stations before the deadly crash.



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