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Fatal Crash in Cherokee County on Friday

 A semi-trailer crash near Baxter Springs leaves one man dead and another seriously injured.

 According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 54 year-old Jeffery Lansaw of Galena was driving east on US-166 on Friday when he attempted to make a left hand turn. At that point, the semi-tractor behind him driven by 50 year-old Petko Kirov of Glenview, Illinois, attempted to pass Lansaw's pick-up and struck it. Lansaw was taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin with suspected serious injuries. His passenger 58 year-old Jeffery Sappington of Quapaw was killed in the accident. All three men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Kirov was uninjured.

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