Police identify woman killed in north Wichita crash

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Wichita police believe speed and alcohol were factors in a deadly crash early Sunday.   

The crash happened in the 2600 block of North Market. Police said a car was northbound when it left the road, struck a utility pole and landed on its top.   

A passenger, 22-year-old Natalie Ibarra, was ejected from the car. She died at the scene.

A 22-year-old man was driving. He suffered serious injuries and is hospitalized. 


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One person is killed and one person is hurt after a crash early Sunday morning in north Wichita.

The accident took place before 4 a.m. near North Market and East 26th Street North. Investigators tell KAKE News that a woman died in the crash and a man was taken to the hospital with injuries. He will likely survive.

There was initial confusion about the incident. People had called 911 thinking it was a shooting, said Wichita Police Sgt. Paul Kimble.

"A lot of times with these collisions, there's a lot of times they make other noises before you have the final resting of the car," he said.

The area will be closed for part of the morning, but Kimble said it won't likely impact many drivers because the crash site is located in a residential area. 
 

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