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Child hurt in Kellogg crash dies from injuries

Published On: Mar 28 2014 08:38:15 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2014 10:56:40 AM CDT
WICHITA, Kan. -

A child that was hospitalized after a crash on Kellogg last week has died from her injuries.

It happened on Kellogg and 151st Street during the morning commute Friday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a minivan was headed east on Kellogg and was attempting to turn across the westbound lanes onto 151st when it was struck by an oncoming car on its passenger side.

Four people inside the minivan were hurt, including 5-year-old Alexandria Thimesch. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died from her injuries. 

Gail Thimesch, 36, and two other boys were treated at the hospital and released.

The driver of the other car was not hurt.

Troopers said everyone in the mini van was wearing seat belts.

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A child is in critical condition after a crash on W. Kellogg Friday morning.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a minivan was headed east on Kellogg and was attempting to turn across the westbound lanes onto 151st when it was struck by an oncoming car on its passenger side.

All four people in the minivan were taken St. Francis hospital. The driver, 36-year-old Gail Thimesch, of Goddard, was treated and released. The other three were children - 11-year-old Trinsten Thimesch, was taken in serious condition, 7-year-old Noah Thimesch, in fair condition, and 5-year-old Alexandria Thimesch, was transported in critical condition. Everyone in the minivan was wearing seat belts or safety restraints at the time of the accident.

The children remained in the hospital as of Friday night.

The driver of the oncoming Pontiac car, 24-year-old Cody Bales, of Wichita, was not injured in the crash. He was not wearing his seat belt.

Westbound Kellogg lanes were closed between 135th Street and 151st Street for several hours while troopers investigated the cause of the crash. Early reports indicate there may have been another vehicle in the intersection blocking the driver of the minivan's view of the oncoming Pontiac, which is why it pulled out in front of it.

Eyewitness News will continue to follow this story, look for updates as we get them.

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