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May 16, 2019


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Contact: Sheriff Brian C. Hill • 785.251.2202

Fatality Accident I-70 MP 348

On 05/16/19 at 3:28 am Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center was notified of a two vehicle accident in the westbound lanes of I-70 mile post 348, near West Union Rd.

When Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene it was discovered that a Ford box truck and a Pontiac Firebird were travelling westbound. The Ford registered out of Missouri and the Pontiac registered out of Tennessee. The vehicles collided in the outside lane of travel sending both vehicles off the road to the north. The Pontiac became fully engulfed in flames with both occupants still inside.

The occupants of the Pontiac were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital where he was evaluated and released.

Dover Fire and AMR assisted at the scene.

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