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Former SHPTV Chief Engineer Lloyd Mintzmyer Dies in Crash

Fatal CrashFormer Smoky Hills Public Television Chief Engineer, Lloyd Mintzmyer was killed in a head on crash with a semi-truck Sunday evening.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says that 66 year old Mintzmyer of Hays was northbound on U.S. Highway 183 two and a half miles south of the K-9 junction shortly before 9 Sunday evening in Phillips County when the Ford Ranger he was driving went left of center and struck a southbound semi-truck driven by 51 year old Kerry Breon of Phillipsburg head on. Breon was not injured.

Mintzmyer was the chief engineer at SHPTV from 1981 until his retirement in 2004. He continued his broadcast engineering work at the Praise Radio Network.

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