1 dead after semi-truck wreck in Franklin Co.

Posted at 9:51 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 18:56:34-04

The Kansas Highway Patrol says one person died after a semi left the roadway and caught fire Friday morning near the Miami County and Franklin County line.

The semi was traveling in the area of K-68 Highway and K-33 Highway just south of Wesllville when it left the roadway and caught fire.

The victim, 44-year-old Christopher Cole, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers on the scene say the highway will remain closed the remainder of the day.