Liberal man killed in crash on Highway 54

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LIBERAL, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Liberal man died Tuesday in a head-on crash. It happened on Highway 54 west of Liberal around 7:20 a.m.

According to a KHP report, a 2015 Ford Taurus was driving eastbound when it crossed the center line and collided with a semi heading west.

The driver of the Taurus, identified as 62-year-old Michael W. Riedel of Liberal, died as a result of injuries in the crash.

The driver of the semi, 57-year-old Guillermo Pimentel of Texas, was also injured in the crash.