Jan 17, 2022

Driver dies after ejected when semi overturns on Kan. highway

Posted Jan 17, 2022 8:02 PM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY—One person died in an accident just after 9:30a.m. Monday in Montgomery County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2021 Volvo semi driven by Allan Reed Chism, 67, Morrilton, Arkansas, was westbound on U.S. 166 ten miles west of Independence.

The semi left the roadway on the north side,  entered the north ditch, continued westbound and crossed over a driveway entrance.

After crossing the driveway, the trailer tipped over, forcing the power unit to tip over onto its right side in the north ditch and the driver was ejected.

Chism was pronounced dead at at scene and was transported to Frontier Forensics. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.