One person dies, another injured when semi slams into tollbooth

TONGANOXIE, Kan. - One person has died and another critically injured when a semi crashed into a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth on Interstate 70 just before 3 a.m. Saturday.

Kansas Highway Patrol says the semi was traveling westbound on I-70 at full highway speeds when it slammed into the booth near Bonner Springs. No toll collectors were working at the time.

Authorities have identified the driver as Sergiy Angelchev, 30, and passenger Roman Ilyaich, 25, both of Aurora, Colo. Angelchev was pronounced dead at the scene. Ilyaich is critical condition at the hospital.

One lane remains closed as crews work to repair the booth.

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