Fatal car accident with semi leaves one person dead Wednesday afternoon

Harper County, KANSAS – According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, this unfortunate accident occurred around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.

It happened on K-14.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to a report of a crash.

The responding troopers discovered that the 17-year-old victim was heading south when he left the roadway, went back onto the highway into the northbound lane where it struck an oncoming semi.

The 17-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified as Thomas Burel.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.