Chase County man killed in head-on crash

(Photo Courtesy: Jeff Petrel via KSNT News)

STRONG CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Chase County man died after the truck he was driving crossed the center line and hit a semi east of Strong City.

The Chase County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident in a construction zone on Highway 50 near mile maker 328. It happened around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Highway 50 was closed at Strong City for a time.

Sheriff Richard Dorneker says a 2015 Dodge pick-up truck was traveling westbound on U.S. 50 and crossed the highway’s center line and crashed into an eastbound semi truck. The pickup truck was driven by 72-year-old, William Lamey of Elmdale, Kansas. Thirty-five-year-old Gilberto Cisneros of Emporia was driving the 2004 Kenworth semi. Lamey was pronounced dead at the scene. Cisneros was taken to Newman Regional Health in Emporia.

Multiple agencies responded to the accident including Chase County’s Fire and Rescue, EMS, the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Critical Highway Accident Response Team.