Teen Killed in Crash Involving Deer
- Sat 08:22 AM 01/26/2013
A teen is killed in a late night crash involving a deer.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a GMC Yukon was headed east on Interstate 70 late Friday night.
Troopers say that the driver swerved to miss a deer. The SUV hit the deer anyway, and then drove off the shoulder. The driver over corrected and rolled. The SUV landed on its top hitting a fence.
The driver, 28-year-old Christopher Johnson from Dighton, was hurt along with three teens. The teens are identified as 15-year-old Rebecca Harmison from Garden City, 15-year-old Ieasha Gray from Dighton, and 17-year-old Wyatt Marsteller from Dighton. All were transported to the hospital in Hays.
A fourth teen was killed. She is identified as 16-year-old Hope James of Dighton.
Troopers say that everyone was buckled up.
The crash happened at around 10:30 Friday night on Interstate 70 in Ellis County on the east end of the Walker Bridge.