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Accident in west Wichita leaves one dead

By John Wright, Assignment Editor, jwright@kwch.com
Published On: Jan 20 2014 09:50:08 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 21 2014 06:36:58 AM CST

One person is dead and another hurt in a traffic crash at K-42 and Maize Road.

A semi and car collided about 9:30 Thursday evening.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the light just turned green and a semi started rolling through the intersection.  At that point, a car struck the back of the semi.

The driver of the car was killed and a passenger suffered serious injuries.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies closed southbound Maize Road, and the westbound lanes on K-42 to Tyler Road. KDOT crews also responded to assist.

A 911 Dispatcher confirmed an 81 year-old woman taken with serious injuries to Wesley Medical Center. So far, no names have been released.

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