Driver of car identified after rear-ending semi broke down on I-70

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Christopher Deason, 59, of Kansas City, Kansas, was killed when the 2015 Jeep Patriot he was driving struck the back of a 2017 Freightliner semi tractor.

The semi was driven by Artis Henry, 39 of Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was not injured in the crash.

The driver of a passenger car was killed when the vehicle hit the back of a semi that was stopped and broken down in the middle lane of Interstate 70 west of Interstate 435. Just after 5:30 a.m. Saturday, the Kansas Turnpike Authority responded to a crash in the middle lane of I-70 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Troopers said a semi was stopped in the roadway after being broken down. The driver of a passenger car hit the back of the semi. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was reportedly not injured.

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