Kan. woman dies, 4 children hospitalized after crash with semi

Hays Post – June 4, 2018

One person died in an accident just after 3p.m. Sunday in Ellsworth County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1999 Kenworth semi driven by Marino Ramirez, 26, Beaver, OK., was westbound on Kansas 156 one mile north of Ellsworth. The driver braked to avoid striking a farm implement, jackknifed into the eastbound lanes and struck a 2017 GMC Yukon driven by Christina L. Sanchez, 36, Great Bend.

The Yukon rolled and came to a rest at the east ditch. Sanchez died at the scene and was transported to Ellsworth County Medical Center.

Two passengers in the Yukon Christian Villalovos,16 and Ethan Sanches, 3 Great Bend, were transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Ramirez, a passenger in the semi Melissa Recendez, 23, Beaver, OK., and two passengers in the Yukon Alyse Sanchez, 14; Matthew Allison, 16 both Great Bend were transported to the hospital in Ellsworth.

The drivers were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP. Details on seat belt usage by the children in the Yukon were not available.


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