3 killed in Ellsworth County crashes

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Authorities say three people have died in two separate crashes in central Kansas. 

The latest crash happened at around 9:15 a.m. Thursday just west of Holyrood on K-156. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Dodge pickup pulling a trailer was heading west, went left of center and struck a Kia Sorento head-on.

The driver of the Kia, 60-year-old Kathy Jimmerson, and her passenger, 55-year-old Steve Jimmerson, died at the scene. They were from Dodge City.

The 60-year-old man driving the Dodge was hospitalized with potentially critical injuries. He was identified as John Krisel of Council Bluffs. 

The patrol also says a 60-year-old Colorado woman died and three others were in a crash on Wednesday.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading east on I-70 near K-14 when it rear-ended a Nissan Rogue just before 5:30 p.m.

The driver of the Jeep, Julie Haas-Goodman, of Idalia, was taken to a Salina hospital where she later died. Her 32-year-old woman in the Jeep was also hospitalized in Salina.

The 36-year-old driving the Nissan and a 37-year-old male passenger were taken to a hospital in Hays. They are from Choctaw, Oklahoma.

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