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Name released in KTA fatality accident

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has released the name of the driver who died in a crash Tuesday night at the Matfield Green service area.


John Armintrout, age 65 of Bee Branch, Ark., was killed when his pickup hit a pole and then rear-ended a semi. Investigators believe a medical condition may have triggered the fatal chain of events, but the KTA's crash log does not specify a cause.

The semi driver was unhurt in the crash.

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