81-Year-Old Motorist Dies After Turning in Front of Big Rig at Stop Sign

Decatur County, Kansas – An 81-year-old motorist died after pulling out in front of a semi-truck at a stop sign on Wednesday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP).

Investigators say David Simpson, of Oberlin, was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on K-123 at approximately 2:34 p.m. when he stopped at a stop sign at the K-123 and K-383 Junction near mile marker 50.

At the same time, 64-year-old truck driver Roger Owens, of Revenna, Nebraska was operating a 2013 Peterbilt eastbound on K-383.

 

KHP says Simpson, for unknown reasons, did not see Owens’ big rig and pulled out in front of him.

The Peterbilt collided with the driver’s side of the pickup truck causing Simpson to be partially ejected, investigators say.

Simpson was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Owens was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to KHP.

 


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