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Man dies after colliding with semitrailer after trying to pass another semi on Kansas highway


CHASE COUNTY, Kansas — A man has died after his vehicle collided with a semitrailer in Chase County.

According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, 18-year-old Kaleb James Montgomery of Marion died on the scene Saturday morning after the collision.

Police say Montgomery tried to pass a semitrailer while driving east on Kansas Highway 150, but had to overcorrect to avoid another semitrailer headed west. According to the report, the second semitrailer struck his vehicle on the passenger side, which caused the semi to flip onto its driver's side.

Montgomery was ejected from his car and debris from the collision struck another vehicle. Authorities say the driver of the semitrailer was transported to the hospital. The driver of third vehicle was not injured.

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