Woman Killed in Crash With Farm Sprayer

A woman was killed in a crash involving a farm vehicle in rural Reno County.

According to the Reno County Sheriff’s Office, approximately 4:00 Saturday afternoon, deputies along with Reno County Fire District 4 and Reno County EMS were dispatched to K 61 Highway and Bone Springs Road for an injury accident involving a 2013 Chevy Equinox and a Farm Patriot Sprayer.

The agency says that 76-year-old Robert E Lee was driving the Chevy, with 76-year-old Janice Lee riding in the passenger seat. Both are from Hutchinson. They were headed east on K 61 Highway when a Farm Patriot Sprayer driven by Heath Bergkamp of Arlington struck their vehicle.

The Farm Patriot Sprayer was traveling north on Bone Springs Road, and failed to yield at the posted stop sign, just south of K 61 Highway. The farm sprayer entered the highway and struck the passenger side of the Chevy Equinox. The Chevy Equinox came to rest on the driver’s side in the westbound lane.

Both Robert and Janice were trapped in the vehicle until Fire and EMS were able to extricate Robert from the vehicle.

Janice was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center. Robert was transported with serious injuries by Reno County EMS to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

Heath reported no injuries.

Robert and Janice were both wearing their seat belts.