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Fatal Highway Collision Leaves Three Dead

By Rick Hodge  Apr. 6, 2011 4:11p

Truck Drives Wrong Way On Highway

A high-speed collision between two cars killed the three involved, tragically ending the lives of two recent high school graduates, the Wichita Eagle reports.

The incident occurred on I-70 in the early hours of the morning Wednesday, March 23. A couple of recent Maize High School graduates were driving east on the highway in their Chevy Equinox, about five miles east of Wilson. The couple was returning home from a family ski trip. The crash happened when a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a Corpus Christi man came barreling towards them going the wrong way, headed west in the eastbound lane.

Investigation Into The Incident Continues

According to a report from the Kansas State Trooper who arrived on the scene, it did not appear that either driver slowed down or hit the brakes, possibly traveling too fast to tell that the car was heading towards them until it was too late.

There is currently no evidence available to suggest that either driver was intoxicated or driving drunk at the time of the incident. The trooper also does not believe that the driver of the pick-up truck drifted between the median of grass into the wrong lane, as there is no evidence of disturbed ground between the lanes.

“I'm assuming he got off somewhere along the way,” the highway patrolman told reporters, “and when he got back on he used the wrong ramp.”

A service is planned to be held at a local community church for the dead.

An Automotive Accident Lawyer Can Help Get Justice

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, the consequences can be dire. The financial burden you face may seem like the least of your worries, but the truth is that you need to start preparing for the future if you are to move on with your life. A negligent driver can cause unthinkable devastation to his or her victims, and it is essential that you pursue compensation. Speak with Rick Hodge, a veteran Wichita personal injury attorney who is dedicated to serving the community. He can help you get your life back on track.

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