Cimarron man killed in accident in Ford County

CIMARRON, Kansas — A 74-year-old Cimarron man was killed in an accident in Ford County.

It happened late Tuesday night one mile west of the U.S. 50 and the U.S. 400 bypass.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2006 Chevy Silverado, driven by Lorren Perkins, was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 50. due to poor weather conditions.

Troopers say that is when Perkins was struck head-on by a semi.

The 47-year-old semi driver wasn’t hurt in the accident.

Perkins was taken to Western Plains Hospital where he passed away. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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