Chanute man slain in semi accident
A 50 year old man was slain in a one vehicle crash in Neosho County, KS. The accident occurred at 5:15 Friday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Barry K. Welch, of Chanute, KS, was driving eastbound on the K-47 & Highway 59 Junction south of Erie, KS. Welch failed to yield at the stop sign on Highway 59. The semi tried to make the right hand turn, but was traveling too fast. The vehicle entered the east ditch, rolled, and came to a rest on the passenger side. Welch was pronounced dead at 7:40 AM, and was take to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, Kansas.
Welch was wearing a safety restraint, and next of kin was notified.
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