EMPORIA (KSNT) – Two people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash on a Lyon County highway.

Kansas Highway Patrol dispatch confirms troopers were called the scene of a fatality crash just after 6 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 50, a couple miles west of Emporia.

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Lyon County Sheriff Jeff Cope confirmed two people were killed and a child was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries.

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According to Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2014 Kenworth semi truck went left of center striking a 2014 Subaru CrossTrek SUV. The SUV then rotated into the East bound lane and struck a 2021 Kenworth semi truck.

The 2014 semi truck continued East bound, over the center line and struck a 2019 Jeep Renegade and a 2017 Ford Escape. Both drivers died on scene. 29 year old Ryan Miller of Independence, was driving the Jeep and 32 y ear old Jacob Suenram of Lawrence was driving the Ford Escape. Both Miller and Suenram were wearing seatbelts.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.