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High-speed police pursuit ends in fatal crash


A rural Great Bend man died Saturday morning after a police pursuit ended in a head-on collision with a semi-trailer.

Kansas Highway Patrol reports Ryan L. Byers, 21, died at the scene in Rice County. The semi was driven by Scott D. Zwick, 51, of Lyons, who was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

A spokesman for the hospital said records show a 51-year-old man from Lyons was treated and released on Saturday, but was unable to verify the name at press time.

According to the KHP, Byers was driving a 2000 Chevrolet pickup and was being pursued by ...

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