Two crashes along K-7 just south of Lansing, one involves deadly injuries

LANSING, Kan. -- One person is dead following a crash along southbound K-7 Monday morning.

It happened around 6:45 a.m. near Marxen Road and involved a car and a log truck.

Both lanes of southbound K-7 were closed while police investigated the crash.

Law enforcement says the car crashed into the log truck as the log truck was attempting to make a left turn. The driver of the car did not hit his brakes before crashing into the log truck, police said. Investigators said the log truck driver is not at fault.

Police have not yet released the victim's identity, but they did say he is a 54-year-old man.

In the same area, a KDot truck was involved in a crash in the northbound lanes of K-7 at Marxen. There is no word on what caused that crash. A dispatcher with the Kansas Highway Patrol tells FOX4 there are injuries associated with this crash, but there is no word on how serious these injuries are.