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7 year old dies in Kansas highway crash

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Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 12:55 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 7-year-old Arizona girl was killed in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 50 in southwest Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says that the child, Isabella Rodriguez-Rivera, was a passenger in a Volkswagen Tiguan that tried to pass a vehicle Tuesday at around 1:50 p.m. near the highway’s intersection with County Road 118 in Ford County.

A 29-year-old woman from Mesa, Arizona, who was driving the Volkswagen east on the highway struck a Ford Transit 250 head-on on the westbound shoulder.

The Wichita Eagle reports that both vehicles went into the ditch. The child, also of Mesa, died. Both drivers were hospitalized.

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