UPDATE: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Police said a speeding car may have led to an deadly accident at a southeast Wichita intersection. It happened at Mount Vernon and Edgemoor around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Witnesses described an 18-year-old man driving west at speeds of 65 to 70 miles per hour, when he broadsided a northbound car. The posted speed limit at the intersection is 35 mph.
Lt. Joe Schroeder, Wichita Police, said the driver of the northbound car, a 27-year-old woman, may not have come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Schroeder said the driver may have also misjudged the extreme speed of the speeding car.
"If a vehicle is traveling double the posted speed limit, it is very difficult for that driver to determine, based on a quick one second look, to determine how fast that vehicle's moving," Schroeder said.
Six-year-old Feodora Two-Hatchett died at the scene. Her mother was treated for injuries at a hospital, as well as her other 1 year-old daughter sitting in the back seat. The driver of the speeding car was not injured, but his 15 year-old passenger was slightly hurt.
The accident remains under investigation. No arrests have been made.
A memorial fund has been established to help the family with funeral expenses. Donations can be sent to:
Mid American Credit Union
c/o David Vance
8404 West Kellogg Drive
Wichita, Ks 67209-1845
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A child has been fatality injured in a car accident in southeast Wichita. The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Edgemoor.
Authorities say a 6-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and that one vehicle may have run the stop sign, causing the accident.
Three others reportedly suffered injures. Their conditions are unknown.
No further description of the victims were given. The accident remains under investigation.