Two dead in crash of car, semi in north-central Kansas

The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people have been killed in a crash involving a semitrailer near Belleville in north central Kansas.

The crash happened Saturday on U.S. Highway 81 just north of U.S. Highway 36 when 62-year-old Steven Torres and 62-year-old Sherry Torres drove west on the U-36 off ramp, attempting to turn south onto the highway. A semi tractor traveling north struck the driver’s door. The semi overturned coming to rest on U-81, temporarily blocking southbound traffic.

The Torres’ died from their injuries.

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.

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