A fatality vehicle accident occurred this afternoon on the Kansas Turnpike.

The accident happened at around 1 p.m. today on the Kansas Turnpike near Milepost 10. A pickup with two occupants hit the rear of a semi trailer. Both occupants of the pickup were dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was uninjured, a press release from Wellington Fire/EMS reported.

The occupants of the vehicle had to be extricated, using Fire/EMS hydraulic equipment. One cat perished in the accident and another was uninjured.

Other agencies assisting Fire/EMS were the Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas turnpike maintenance staff, Wellington Police and Animal Control.