Drugs, speed factors in deadly crash, Wichita police say

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police believe drugs and speed contributed to a crash that killed a 24-year-old woman and sent two men to the hospital. 

The crash happened at around 1:30 a.m. at Longlake and Longford, in a neighborhood near Harry and Rock Road. Officers arrived to find a Ford Contour had struck a tree.

Officer Charley Davidson said a 23-year-old man was heading north on Longford, lost control and hit the tree. The woman in the front passenger seat, Tiana Thomas, died at a local hospital. 

The driver and a 23-year-old passenger suffered non life-threatening injuries. 

"Speed and drugs are believed to be contributing factors in the accident," Officer Davidson said, adding that the crash was Wichita's 18th fatality accident of the year. 

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