Wichita man dead after crash in Harvey County

HARVEY COUNTY, Kansas – One man has died after a fiery crash on Highway 50 just east of Newton.

Crews were dispatched to a two vehicle accident on Highway 50 near Hillside. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. Monday when the driver of a car heading eastbound on Highway 50 tried to pass another vehicle and hit a semi head-on.

The semi caught fire, but the driver was able to get out of the vehicle. He was taken to Wesley in Wichita with unknown injuries. The driver of the car, a 54-year-old Michael Ehss of Wichita, died at the scene.

The semi was hauling a herd of cattle with a head count near 30.

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