2 killed in SE Kansas after head on crash involving 2 semi trucks

BEAUMOUNT, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol was on the scene Thursday morning of a double fatality crash on U.S. 400 in Greenwood County, east of Wichita.

The crash happened before 2:00 a.m. at mile marker 324 and involved two semi trucks, according to KHP. The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office reports it is east of the Beaumont rest area.

KHP said one semi was westbound on U.S. 400 and another was eastbound when for unknown reasons, the semi heading west went left of the center striking the other semi head on.

KHP reports U.S. 400 was closed at that location for most of the morning and was reported to be back open around 2:00 p.m.

The name of the two killed were identified as Marcos Rodriguez-Reyes, 32, of Wichita and Darin Kyle Surridge, 35, of Parsons. Both drivers were wearing seat belts according to KHP.

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