Junction City teen killed in crash, closes down US-56 in Herington

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HERINGTON (KSNT) – A Junction City teen was killed Friday afternoon just before 12:30 p.m. in a head-on collision on US-56 three miles south of Herington in Dickinson County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Javier Jose Fuentes, 18, died when the 2011 Honda Accord he was driving southbound on US-56 crossed the center line, went off the road then swerved back into the northbound lane and hit a semi-tractor-trailer going north head-on.

US-56 south of Herington was closed in both directions for several hours following the deadly two-vehicle crash.

The 48-year-old Missouri truck driver had no apparent injuries according to the KHP logs.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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