Sheriff’s office says 1 dead in fiery Hutchinson crash

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Authorities in south-central Kansas say one person has died in a fiery crash near Hutchinson.

Television station KAKE reports that the crash happened around 7 p.m. Sunday northwest of Hutchinson along or near Kansas Highway 96. Reno County Sheriff’s Captain Steve Lutz says a pickup truck caught fire after crashing, trapping a person inside the vehicle. Lutz says that person died at the scene.

Officials have not released the victim’s name or given other details of the crash, but say investigators believe excessive speed contributed to the fatality.

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