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One killed in Pawnee County crash
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PAWNEE COUNTY — A Wyoming man was killed in a non-contact crash involving three vehicles Tuesday evening 11 miles south of Rush Center on U.S. 183.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Nathaniel J. Dunlay, 40, of Torrington Wyo., was driving a 2000 International semi-truck northbound on U.S. 183 at mile marker 114 when a 2010 Toyota driven by Barbara N. Westerman, 60, of Syracuse, attempted to pass in a no-passing zone. A third vehicle was also southbound on U.S. 183 and went into the west ditch to avoid a head-on collision with the Westerman vehicle.

The KHP said the semi went partially onto the east shoulder, but lost control and over-corrected, entering the west ditch and came to rest on its top, facing southwest. The crash was reported at 7:02 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Dunlay, who was not wearing a safety restraint, was pronounced dead at the scene. Westerman, who was wearing a safety restraint, received no apparent injury.

No other information was immediately available on the third non-contact vehicle or its driver.