Driver falls asleep on I-70 causing fatal crash

Police Lights (KSN File Photo)
Police Lights (KSN File Photo)

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. 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 or racial slurs, 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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