One dead after accident on turnpike

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A driver is dead following an accident early Tuesday morning on the turnpike. It happened on I-35 in southeast Wichita near milepost 48.

According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority, the semi was traveling southbound in the outside traffic lane and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The semi drove through a guard rail and down the embankment. The semi came to rest at the bottom of the embankment and burst into flames.

The driver of the semi is identified as 63-year-old Fred F. Anderson of Sedgwick.