PAWNEE COUNTY — A Larned woman died Friday when the car she was driving collided with a semitrailer. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Courtney Dawn Towery, 28, suffered fatal injuries around 4:20 a.m. in the collision on K-156 at milepost 99.1 (0.2 miles east of K-264).
Towery was eastbound on K-156, driving a 2008 Nissan passenger car that left the roadway and went into the south ditch. The driver over-corrected and the car came back onto the roadway, crossing left of center. It was then hit by a westbound Kenworth semi driven by Asael Hernandez-Salas, 45, of Syracuse.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Towery was pronounced dead at the scene; Hernandez-Salas had no apparent injuries.