Single-vehicle crash claims life of semi-truck driver.

Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life Of Semi Truck Driver
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. – An Arkansas semi-truck driver passed away after a single-vehicle crash near Labette County, Kansas.

The crash occurred on January 17, 2022, on U.S. 160 highway close to the Montgomery-Labette County line around 9:30 a.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol later identified the victim as Allan Reed Chism, 67, of Morrilton, Ark.

According to a KHP crash log, Chism was westbound on U.S. 160 highway, just west of County Road 5900.  The report states Chism left the roadway for an unknown reason and then entered the north ditch.

Police say the semi continued westbound and crossed over a driveway entrance. As a result, the trailer and the power unit tipped over into the north ditch.

Authorities say the driver was not wearing his seatbelt and pronounced him dead on the scene.