Police identify woman killed in southwest Wichita crash

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police believe a medical condition contributed to a crash that killed a 30-year-old woman in southwest Wichita.

It happened just after 5 p.m. Monday at Pawnee and Maize Road. Officer Charley Davidson said a pickup was heading north on Maize when it clipped another pickup and rear-ended a car that was stopped at the traffic light. 

The woman driving the car, Elissa Warns-Branson, died at the scene.

Lexus Flemming saw it the accident happen.

"This red Dodge Ram flew straight through the intersection going at least 80 miles an hour and rammed right into the silver Hyundai,” she said.  

The truck flipped several times before landing upside down.

The 55-year-old man driving the truck remained in the hospital Tuesday morning. Officer Charley Davidson said investigators believe he suffered a medical condition. 

The other driver was not hurt.

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