A 42-year-old Texas man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the semi he was driving struck downed power lines on a county road in rural Haskell County.
Louis James Torres, of Midland, Texas, was eastbound in a 2005 International semi on Road 50 about 17 miles north of Satanta at about 3:16 p.m., when he struck the downed power lines, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Road 50 was closed at the time of the accident.
According to the KHP, the semi was pulling a 2003 Wabash trailer. Torres was wearing a seat belt.