Sep 13, 2021 8:36 PM

KHP IDs Kan. man who died in I-70 head-on crash

Posted Sep 13, 2021 8:36 PM

GEARY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities have identified the the Kansas man who died in accident that occurred just before 5:30p.m. Sunday in Geary County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Kia 4-door passenger vehicle driven by John C. Nevins, 50, Overland Park, was eastbound on Interstate 70 seven miles east of Junction City.

The Kia crossed the median into the westbound lanes and struck a 2019 Freightliner semi driven by Moctar Cheikh, 39, Cincinnati, OH., head-on.

Nevins was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Johnson Funeral Home.  Cheikh was not transported to treatment. The KHP did not have complete seat belt usage information.

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GEARY COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal accident that occurred just before 5:30p.m. Sunday in Geary County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a vehicle was eastbound on Interstate 70 seven miles east of Junction City The vehicle crossed the median into the westbound lanes and struck a semi-truck  head-on. Firefighters from Geary and Riley counties, Junction City and Grandview Plaza responded to the scene. The interstate was closed temporarily and eventually reopened to one-lane traffic.

Authorities have not yet released names of those involved or additional details. Check the  Post for more information as it becomes available.