3 dead in Ellsworth County crash

Crash happened early Wednesday on I-70

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say three people from Illinois have been killed in a fiery central Kansas crash.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Wednesday when a pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County. The impact sent the pickup truck into a ditch, where it caught on fire. All three people inside the truck were killed. The patrol identified the victims as 32-year-old Reginald Miller and 20-year-old Darrin Stutzman, both of Arthur, Illinois, and 16-year-old Matthew Lynn Herschberger, of Arcola, Illinois.

The patrol says the rig's driver suffered a possible injury, but his passenger wasn't hurt.

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