Liberal man dies in near head-on crash

andy lambertJanuary 23, 2014

 

An 80-year-old man from Liberal lost his life Wednesday morning after his truck crashed into a semitrailer in Seward County. fatal_accident_400web

 

According to Kansas Highway Patrol Reports, Stanley Wilbers was driving southbound on US-83 and the semi was heading northbound. Wilbers crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic.

 

The report states that the semi, driven by 27-year-old Marco Covarrubias-Esparza of Liberal, attempted to avoid Wilbers. The truck hit behind the semi’s left front tire. The tires of the semi appeared to have driven over Wilber’s vehicle.

 

The semi driver was not hurt.

 

Troopers reported Wilbers was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

 

This story was written and compiled by Beau Tiongson. KHP report hyperlinked in text. 

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