4 dead, interstate closed after wreck near Bonner Springs

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BONNER SPRINGS — The Kansas Highway Patrol says four people died in a multi-vehicle accident that closed Interstate 70 west of Bonner Springs.

The patrol says the highway was closed after one of the tractor-trailers involved in the accident Tuesday caught fire. Four vehicles, two of them tractor-trailers, were involved in the crash.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says a tractor trailer rear-ended another vehicle, causing a massive fire.

One lane of eastbound lanes reopened about 4 p.m. but westbound lanes were expected to remain closed for several hours.

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