Patrol: Woman who ran to help crash victim fatally hit

    (AP) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says an Alaska woman who got out of her vehicle to try to help at the scene of a rollover crash in northeastern Kansas died after she was hit by a semitrailer.

    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the crash happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 70 in western Shawnee County.

    Investigators say 21-year-old Autumn Johnson, of Wasilla, Alaska, was westbound on the interstate when she pulled over on the right shoulder near the crash scene, ran through traffic toward a car crashed in the grassy median and was hit by the semi.

    The 37-year-old man driving the semi said he was unable to stop or switch lanes because of traffic.

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