Dec 08, 2021 8:30 PM

Sheriff: Kansas teen dies after crash with a semi

Posted Dec 08, 2021 8:30 PM
Murphy Woodmansee courtesy photo 
Murphy Woodmansee courtesy photo 

BARTON COUNTY — A Kansas teen died in an accident just before 4:30p.m. Tuesday in Barton County.

According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, a 2013 Chevy Malibu driven by 15-year-old Murphy Woodmansee of Great Bend was southbound on U.S. 281 near the 4-H building between Hoisington and Great Bend.

Photo Barton Co. Sheriff
Photo Barton Co. Sheriff

The vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2021 Kenworth semi loaded with sand and driven by Sean Guesnier, a, 62, Great Bend

Woodmancy, a student at Hoisington High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Bellendir. Guesnier sustained minor injuries in the collision.

U.S. 281 was closed until approximately 8 p.m. while debris was removed from the highway with heavy equipment.

The accident remains under investigation, according to Bellendir.