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SATANTA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man from Texas died when his semi-trailer truck hit downed power lines in southwest Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Louis James Torres died Tuesday afternoon on a rural road about 17 miles north of Satanta in Haskell County.

The patrol says Torres was driving on a road that had been closed when his tractor-trailer hit the power lines.

KAKE-TV reports Torres, of Midland, Texas, was pronounced dead a short time later.


Information from: KAKE-TV.