Icy roads blamed for fatal crash in Geary County

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JUNCTION CITY — A Hays teenager was killed Tuesday afternoon on an icy stretch Interstate 70 west of Junction City.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Ashlen Leigh Lemon, of Hays was westbound on I-70 when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the median. Her vehicle then struck a guardrail. Lemon was transported to Geary Community Hospital where she later died. She was wearing a seat belt.

Numerous wrecks were reported Tuesday afternoon as freezing rain gave way to snow in portions of northeast Kansas.

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