One dead after two-vehicle accident in Harvey County

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For Newton Now

One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident involving a semi truck and an SUV this morning in Harvey County, south of Newton.

An SUV was traveling northbound in the 5600 block of South Kansas Avenue when the vehicle rear-ended the semi as the semi was making a delivery to a home. Harvey County Communications was notified at 10:54 a.m.

The driver of the SUV, a woman in her mid-30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Identification of the victim will be made available at a later time, pending notification of family.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Traffic is closed in both directions of South Kansas Avenue at this time. Please avoid the area.

Emergency responders on scene include Newton Fire/EMS, the Newton Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office.