Patrol Blames Winter Weather for Fatal Accident


DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) Authorities have identified the man killed in a three-vehicle collision in southwestern Kansas blamed on the season’s first big snowstorm.

The crash happened amid blizzard conditions shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 50, about 13 miles east of Dodge City.

The Kansas City Patrol says a westbound tractor-trailer and an eastbound GMC vehicle collided head-on. A second westbound vehicle then ran into the others.

The crash killed 21-year-old Roy Gaytan, of Dallas, Texas. He was a passenger in the GMC.

Authorities initially said it appeared the tractor-trailer had crossed the center line. But the Highway Patrol on Thursday said the crash was still under investigation.


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