Person in fatal crash near Clay Center identified

CLAY CENTER, Kan. (KSNT) – A fatal crash closed down part of U.S. Highway 24 west of Clay Center Wednesday morning.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports troopers responded to a significant three vehicle crash just before 8:00.

Trooper Ben Gardner with KHP tweeted the highway was blocked and that the Kansas Department of Transportation was in route to assist with traffic.

The Critical Highway Accident Response Team was also responding.

Audrey Kalivoda of Fairview, Tennessee died in the crash. She was 62 years old and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a car driven Kalivoda failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit by a semi headed east on Highway 24.

The car was pushed into a third vehicle.

The semi driver, 50 year old Michael Broeckelman of Beloit, was hurt in the crash.

Crews shut down Highway 24 while they cleared the road.


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