Victims in fatal I-70 rollover near Abilene identified

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The identities of four people who were killed in a rollover accident on I-70 near Abilene Tuesday have been released by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The accident was reported just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County, near Abilene. The victims — all of Kearney, Missouri — were 47-year-old Lisa Luft, 14-year-old Aria Luft, 20-year-old Brianna Luft and 18-year-old Saleena Senzee. They were in a 2001 Dodge Dakota.

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled over. The cause of the accident wasn’t immediately stated to have been caused by the slick roadways caused by the snowfall Tuesday morning.

The vehicle was westbound on I-70 when, due to weather conditions, the driver hit the guardrail at milemarker 274.3. The vehicle traveled 230 feet beside the guardrail and then continued 150 feet on top of the guardrail before falling off the bridge. The vehicle fell approximately 25 feet off the bridge and landed on an embankment next to the railroad tracks below. The vehicle came to rest on it’s top.

Gardner says several vehicles have slid off of roads and highways because of the slick conditions, but no other fatal wrecks were reported.

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