2 killed in crash east of Dodge City Monday identified

Kansas

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Two people were killed Monday when two semis collided east of Dodge City.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Tamechical Morrison, of Mineral Wells, Texas, was driving a 2022 Peterbilt semi northbound on County Road 117 approaching U.S. 50.

Michael Hansen, 39, of Mohave Valley, Ariz., was driving a 2020 Freightliner semi eastbound on U.S. 50.

Morrison failed to yield to right-of-way traffic, according to the KHP, and entered the intersection. Morrison collided with the passenger side of Hansen’s semi at 4:53 a.m.

After the initial impact, both semis traveled off the road into the ditch at the northeast corner of the intersection.

According to the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the two semis caught on fire. Ford County Fire/EMS extinguished the fire.

Morrison was transported to Western Plains Hospital in Dodge City for the treatment of her serious injuries. Her passenger, 38-year-old Julius Cooper, also from Mineral Wells, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hansen was also pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The KHP is unaware if anyone involved was wearing a seatbelt.

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