2 die in Kansas construction site crash

Two people were killed in a crash in a central Kansas highway construction zone.KHP

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Ford pickup driving eastbound on US-54 highway failed to yield for a construction sign. The pickup hit a parked Caterpillar water truck operated by KOSS Construction.

The accident happened shortly after 8pm Friday seven miles east of Pratt.

The KHP identifies the victims as Jose Luis Cerda Salazar, 28, and Jesus Julian Salicido Jr, 39. Both were from Amarillo, Texas.

Both victims were passengers in the pickup. Two other occupants of the truck, and the operator of the water truck, were injured. All three were transported to area hospitals.