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Victoria Man Killed in Ford County Crash

Fatal CrashA head-on crash Tuesday morning in Ford County killed a man from Victoria.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 50-year-old James Wohler of Victoria was transported by ambulance to Western Plains Medical Center in Dodge City following the crash. He was pronounced dead three-and-a-half hours later.

The crash happened Tuesday morning at about 9:15 on US Highway 283 four miles north of Minneola.

The KHP report states Wohler was southbound in a 2013 Ford van when he crossed the center line and struck a northbound 1997 Kenworth semi-truck driven by 47-year-old Abram Friesen of Sublette.

Friesen was not injured.

Both men were buckled up.

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