Both lanes of U.S. 54 in Wellsford in Kiowa County are closed due to a fatality crash that occurred Wednesday morning.

A state trooper said that at 7 a.m. two semi-trailers hit head-on one mile west of the Pratt and Kiowa County line. One trailer was empty, the other was hauling pork products. One fatality has been confirmed but a name has not be released at this time.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs and “Give ’Em a Brake!” when approaching an accident scene.