Woman dies in crash after severe storms hit Trego County

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WAKEENEY, Kan. (KAKE) -

An Oklahoma woman died in a three-vehicle crash after severe storms pounded Trego County on Thursday.

The crash happened at around 4:30 p.m. on westbound I-70 near WaKeeney in Trego County. The Highway Patrol reports Gail Moller, 56, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, drove a car that was rear-ended by another car. 

Moller's car wound up on the other side of the highway. She died at the scene.

The car that collided with her then swung to the right and hit the back of a truck with a utility trailer.

The other two drivers and one passenger were not hurt in the collision.

Trego County Emergency Management Director Kathleen Fabrizius says softball-sized hail hit the county Thursday afternoon, overturning vehicles, downing power lines and causing accidents across the county.

Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Tod Hileman says there was evidence of a tornado near Cedar Bluff Lake in north-central Kansas after the storm brought down power lines and trees. Thick fog developed in the area, causing numerous crashes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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