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Man Dies After Wednesday Morning Crash

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Friday, June 17, 2011

Wesley hospital confirms 56-year-old James Miser died early Friday morning after being struck near the intersection of 47th Street South and K-15 on Wednesday.

Two people were arrested on Wednesday following the early morning accident that critically injured Miser.

The accident is still under investigation.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department is planning to present their case to the district attorney sometime next week.

Lt. Dave Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department, said the severity of what the two people may be charged could increase because of the death of Miser.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
News Release

On June 15, 2011 at 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to an injury accident at 47th street south and K-15. Deputies found that a 1992 Toyota pickup, driven by 56-year-old James Miser, was struck in the intersection by a 2001 Cadillac, driven by 28-year-old Bret Davis.

Miser was taken to Wesley hospital in critical condition. Davis and the passenger of the Cadillac, 29-year-old Erica Arndt were taken to Via Christi on St. Francis with minor injuries. Davis and the passenger were treated and released.

Davis was later booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for aggravated battery. Arndt was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for a parole violation, obstruct legal process and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The accident is still under investigation.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Local law enforcement officers are investigating what caused a crash in southeast Wichita early Wednesday morning.

It happened at the intersection of 47th St. south and K-15 around 5:30 a.m.

The driver of a pickup was traveling north on K-15 when he started to make a turn onto 47th Street. Lt. Jason Gill, Sedgwick county sheriff's department said a car hit the truck in the intersection.

The driver of the truck was taken to a Wichita hospital in critical condition. Both people in the car were also taken to a local hospital to be examined.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and officials are talking to witnesses.


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