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Passenger Dies After Head-On Wreck

Jeff Garretson - August 19, 2013 10:49 am

A Salina woman dies at a Wichita hospital following a head-on crash Friday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, 81-year-old Cora Allen died Saturday night at Wesley Medical Center.

Her husband, 86-year-old Dean Allen along with Sherry Armstrong, 45 and Mark Armstrong,52, both of Solomon were all transported to Salina Regional Health Center following the accident near the intersection of Magnolia and Simpson Road.

Saline County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Trostle tells KSAL News that the Allen’s car was headed east on Magnolia. The driver activated his turn signal, and went to make a left hand turn to head north on Simpson Road.

He swerved into the lane of oncoming traffic as he went to make the turn and crashed head-on into an oncoming GMC pickup truck.

Trostle says that neither driver was buckled up, but both passengers were.

The crash happened just after 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Sheriff Kochanowski says the Armstrongs were treated and released from the hospital.

Red Neck

August 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Very sad this lady died especially sad is she was wearing her seat belt. SEAT BELTS DON’T SAVE LIVES.

Marilyn M

August 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Seat belts do not save all lives. (Just as CPR doesn’t save all lives.) However, they save more lives than not wearing a seat belt.


August 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Yeah, if she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt, they would have given a ticket to the next of kin.

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