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UPDATE: Child Killed in Monday Evening Crash

KSAL Staff - July 18, 2016 6:28 pm

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UPDATE: A child was killed, and six other people were hurt Monday evening in a two-vehicle crash west of Salina. The crash happened at the intersection of K140 Highway and Burma Road.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Joslyn Gieber was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro, headed north on Burma Road. She stopped at a stop sign at K140. Gieber then failed to yield the right of way, entered the highway, and collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was headed west

The Trailblazer overturned, and one passenger who was not buckled up was ejected.

The ejected passenger has been identified as 9-year-old Carmen Asebedo. She was transported to Saline Regional Health Center where she died.

The patrol say that six other people in the Trailblazer were hurt, and transported to the hospital as well. They are:

  • 33-year-old Christopher Garcia – driver
  • 28-year-old Melissa Martin -passenger
  • 11-year-old Angelina Asebedo – passenger
  • 9-year-old Christian Garcia – passenger
  • 7-year-old Alex Garcia -passenger
  • 4-year-old Damian Garcia – passenger

The patrol says that all six were buckled up.

Gieber was also buckled up. She was not seriously hurt.

According to the patrol, everyone involved in the crash was from Salina.

The crash happened at around 5:30 Monday evening.

ORIGINAL: A two-vehicle crash west of Salina Monday evening sent several children to the hospital. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 40 and Burma Road.

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Cole McGee told KSAL News at the scene that a Dodge Nitro SUV was headed north on Burma Road. The driver failed to yield at a stop sign, and collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer that was headed west on Highway 40.

The collision spun the Nitro around. The Trailblazer rolled, and ended up on its top.

McGee said that the driver of the Nitro was not seriously hurt. The driver, and a front passenger in the Trailblazer also were not seriously hurt. Several juvenile passengers riding in the back seats of the Trailblazer were hurt, and were transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center.

More specific details were not immediately available at the scene, including names and conditions of those transported to the hospital.

The crash happened at around 5:30 Monday evening.

 

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This story will be updated when more details become available.

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