A Monday morning crash claimed the life of 21-year-old Zachariah E. Hammond from Montezuma.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Hammond was driving a 2006 Dodge truck eastbound on Highway 56 near mile post 99.7 when for an unknown reason, the Dodge truck entered the westbound lane and collided with a 2017 Kenworth truck that was traveling westbound.

The driver of the Kenworth, Robert L. Hoskinson, 53 from Cimarron, was taken to Western Plains Medical Complex to be treated for his injuries.

The report stated the mile post is approximately half a mile west of K23 on Highway 56.

The report also indicated that both drivers were not wearing their seat belts.

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