Salina Man Killed in McPherson County Semi Crash

MCPHERSON COUNTY – A Salina man was killed in a crash north of McPherson on Interstate 135 Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Roger Bloyd, 63, was driving a 2006 Freightliner semi northbound on I-135 near mile post 72, about 12 miles north of McPherson, when he suffered a medical condition.

Bloyd’s semi struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway, continued into the ditch, ran through a Kansas Department of Transportation fence, and came to rest in a wheat field.

Bloyd was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Regional Forensics Science Center in Wichita.

The crash happened at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Highway Patrol.

Updated: March 9, 2018 — 12:29 pm

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