GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Highway Patrol says a two-vehicle collision in western Kansas killed five people and left others injured.

The accident occurred early Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Sherman County about 11 miles east of Goodland.

The patrol says a semi-trailer truck hit an SUV from behind, causing the vehicle to go into a ditch and overturn. Five people in the SUV were killed. An exact number of those injured was not immediately available. The driver of the SUV, 42-year-old Calvin Florez of Guatemala, was taken to a Wichita hospital.

The names of the other victims have not been released.

The driver of the truck was not seriously injured.

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