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Kansas troopers seek CMV driver involved in fatal hit and run after unrelated road rage incident


The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) is seeking public help in locating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver who was involved in a crash that killed one person on Friday night.

According to KHP, the incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Friday, October 29, on southbound I-35 in Franklin County, Kansas.

Troopers say that a Jeep driver and a Dodge Ram driver were involved in a road rage incident for several miles on I-35.

The Dodge Ram driver would tailgate the Jeep, then speed up and drive alongside the Jeep, then slow back down to get the behind the Jeep again. Finally, the Dodge Ram driver changed lanes in front of the Jeep and came to a stop in the right lane in front of the Jeep at mile marker 193.

The Dodge Ram driver exited the vehicle and approached the Jeep while shouting.

It was then that a commercial vehicle struck the driver’s side rear of the Jeep and the Dodge Ram driver as she was standing near the driver’s side window of the Jeep.

The commercial vehicle continued south on I-35.

The Dodge Ram driver, who was later identified as 54 year old New York resident Lori Anne Maxwell, was taken to a hospital but passed away from her injuries.

A witness told KHP that she believed that the CMV was hauling a blue bull rack cattle trailer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Technical Trooper William Bailiff at 913-782-8100.


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