According to the Kansas Highway Patrol fatal crash of two trucks on Interstate 135 about a mile and a half north of Hesston appears to have been weather-related. The patrol reported that a northbound Chevy truck went out of control Tuesday morning on I-135 just north of Hesston and spun through the median into the southbound lanes. Another Chevy truck struck it. The driver of the first truck died Wednesday at a hospital. The patrol identified him as 58-year-old Richard Lynn Conquest of Moundridge. Two others — a passenger in Conquest’s vehicle and the driver of the second vehicle, were taken to Newton Medical Center. A winter storm hit Kansas on Tuesday, dumping heavy snow and making driving conditions hazardous. (The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas.  February 5, 2014).

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