Feb 18, 2020 9:58 PM

Kan. man changing tire on interstate struck, killed by semi

Posted Feb 18, 2020 9:58 PM

FRANKLIN COUNTY — One person died in an accident just before 5:30a.m. Tuesday in Franklin County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Kenworth semi driven by  Jerry W. Tiger, 61, Wichita, was northbound on Interstate 35  just south of Tennessee Road in the right lane of travel.

The driver failed to maintain lane, driving over the right white edge line and struck  Sidney Leroy Huff, 71, Wichita, who was attempting to change the flat left front tire of a 2003 Chevy Impala. 

The semi then continued NB until stopped by law enforcement near Gardner.

Huff was pronounced dead at the scene and was transported to Frontier Forensics.  Tiger was not injured. Authorities have released no additional details.

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KHP found 18 pounds of cocaine hidden during traffic stop
Jesus Gonzalez-Molina

TOPEKA, KAN. – A man was sentenced this week to 52 months in federal prison for smuggling 18 pounds of cocaine to Kansas, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Jesus Gonzalez-Molina, 30, Pomona, CA., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. In his plea, he admitted he was driving eastbound on I-70 through Shawnee County when he was stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Troopers searched the 2007 Toyota 4Runner he was driving and found a hidden compartment containing the drugs.