BELLE PLAINE, Kan. — Authorities say a Hutchinson man was killed in a crash on the Kansas Turnpike in south-central Kansas.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the crash happened Friday afternoon, when the southbound car 58-year-old Gilberto Benitez-Garcia was driving went of the road near Belle Plaine. Station KFDI reports that the crashed was reported around 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Investigators say Benitez-Garcia’s car traveled 900 feet after leaving the turnpike and hit a tree. Benitez-Garcia, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.