Crash kills Marion resident

Gary J. Alleven of Marion died in a crash Monday morning on U.S. 56 east of Hillsboro. He was 46.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s report, the crash happened at 6:15 a.m. Samuel B. Unruh, 25, of Canton pulled onto the highway westbound from Santa Fe St., approximately 1.2 miles east of Hillsboro in a 2013 Kenworth semi-truck pulling a trailer.

Alleven, who was westbound on the highway in a 2012 Ford Fiesta, rear-ended the trailer Unruh was pulling.

Hillsboro ambulance, rescue, and fire and Marion ambulance were called to the scene.

Alleven was declared dead and taken to Jost Funeral Home. Police reported no injury to Unruh.

Services will be Friday at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Pilsen.

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