Fiery crash kills 1 on I-70 & shuts down traffic in both directions

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CHAPMAN (KSNT) – A deadly crash Thursday shut down a stretch of I-70 in Dickinson County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

KHP identified the person who died as Ryan Pack, 34, of Abilene.

Troopers said they first learned of the crash around 1:15 p.m., and KHP sent its Critical Highway Accident Response Team to the area between exits 295 and 275. Emergency crews had all traffic take a detour north to Kansas Highway 18.

A photo tweeted by the Kansas Highway Patrol showed a vehicle on fire on the side of the road. The car had a smoke plume rising high into the air.

(Courtesy Photo/Kansas Highway Patrol)

KHP said Pack was headed east when he crossed the center line and hit a westbound vehicle.

It was unknown if Pack was wearing a seatbelt or not, according to KHP.

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