Rene O. Fugueroa Jr Killed in Accident at US 160 near Ashland, KS

January 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Rene O. Fugueroa Jr
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 160, Ashland, KS, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Kansas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
US 160
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer veered from the road into a ditch before overturning

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at US 160 near Ashland, KS on January 16th, 2023. Police believe it happened around 11 a.m. According to investigators, a semi-truck headed eastbound on US 160 allegedly veered from the road for unknown reasons into a ditch. While attempting to return to the road, police say the truck crossed over into a north ditch and overturned. The driver, 42-year-old Rene O. Fugueroa Jr., was taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. No additional information was available.

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