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Lawrence man dead after Osage County wreck

An accident nearly 40 miles northeast of Emporia has resulted in the death of a Lawrence man.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Travis Sanders was driving a car northbound on Interstate 35 when he hit a deer shortly after 7 pm Sunday evening.

Sanders left the vehicle, which was partially in the median and partially in the left lane. 21-year-old Clayton Richardson of Leawood and a third driver, who is currently unnamed, were also northbound. The third driver moved to the right lane to avoid Sanders' car, but Richardson went to the median and hit Sanders.

Richardson was not hurt.

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