Driver falls asleep on I-70 causing fatal crash

Emergency lights (LIN Photo/Brett Bensley, File)
Emergency lights (LIN Photo/Brett Bensley, File)

RILEY COUNTY, Kansas – A 31-year-old Abilene woman is dead after a fatal crash.

It happened Sunday afternoon on I-70.

Thirty-one-year-old Samantha Coleman was standing beside her Chevy Trailblazer due to a flat tire.

That’s when a Ford pickup driven by Daniel Nitchman drifted off the road and struck Coleman.

She was standing in the ditch.

Troopers say Nitchman fell asleep.

 

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