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Ellsworth Woman Killed in Crash

KSAL Staff - June 17, 2015 7:34 am

A woman from Ellsworth was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Barton County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Teresa Mehl was driving a small passenger car, headed east on K 156 Highway. She crossed the center lane, and entered the west bound lane. An oncoming pickup truck swerved avoid a collision. The two collided in the north ditch, and the car rolled on its side.

Mehl, who was buckled up, was killed in the crash. The driver of the pickup, who was not buckled up, was not seriously hurt. He is identified as 31-year-old Andrew Kirkpatrick from Ellinwood.

The crash happened at 4:19 Tuesday afternoon, 14 miles northeast of Great Bend on K 156 Highway in Barton County.