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Friends And Family Mourn Wichita Woman Killed In Accident

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Friends and family are mourning the death of a Wichita woman, killed in an accident early Monday morning.

33 year old Kristy Roszel and 30 year old Kyle Staab hit head on, on K-15 near Mulvane around 6:15 a.m.

We're told Roszel worked for a photography studio and was on her way to Dexter this morning to take school pictures.

We spoke with a local pastor who tells us Kristy and her husband were leaders in their church especially with the church's youth.

Kristy and John Roszel first came to Believer's Tabernacle church a little over seven years ago. They were married in the church and were heavily involved with the youth ministry both in Wichita and at the church's Hutchinson location.

"They just fell in love with the young people and the youth,” Pastor Kendall Sheats said.

Pastor Kendall Sheats says he saw the couple in church Sunday. The next morning, he got a phone call from John.

"Those kind of phone calls are not the kind of calls that any pastor ever wants to get and hearing John's voice on the other end, I very quickly knew something was wrong, Pastor Sheats said.

Kristy had been in an accident on K-15 near Mulvane. She and another driver had hit head on. Both were killed instantly.

"You're mind just immediately goes to denial that it has actually happened and just the shock of it,” Pastor Sheats said.

Pastor Sheats says now, the congregation of Believer's Tabernacle where this young couple made their home, is trying to come together to help John.

"Because their such great givers, none of us feel like we can do enough for them,” Pastor Sheats said.

Just last month, Kristy Roszel celebrated her 33rd birthday and her seventh wedding anniversary.

Pastor Sheats tells us Kristy is originally from Colorado and her family still lives there.

The other driver killed in today's accident, has been identified as Kyle Staab of Arkansas City. His passenger, Daniel Clark, suffered critical injuries and is being treated at St. Francis hospital.

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Two people are dead and another is in critical condition after a head-on accident near Mulvane.

It happened around 6:30 Monday morning near K-15 and Webb Road.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a pickup truck heading northbound on K-15 crossed the center line and collided head-on with another pickup going southbound.

Both drivers, Kyle Staab, 30, of Arkansas City, and Kristy Roszel, 33 of Wichita, were killed. A passenger in Staab's truck, Daniel Clark, 27, suffered critical injuries.

Troopers say there is no indication that either truck applied brakes before the crash, and both drivers had been wearing seat belts.


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