Wichita police identify Northwest High School student killed in crash

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have identified a 17-year-old Northwest High School student who died in a crash Monday afternoon. 

Emergency crews responded just before 1 p.m. to a crash at Central and Socora, east of Tyler Road. They arrived to find a Mercury SUV and a Honda Civic had collide in the intersection. 

There were three Northwest students in the Honda. Dominick Sublett was a front seat passenger in the car and died at the scene. The 16-year-old boy driving and a 16-year-old girl who was in the back seat were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

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The 83-year-old man driving the SUV sustained minor injuries. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the investigation revealed that the SUV was heading east and was turning left onto Socora when it was struck by the westbound Honda. 

Davidson said speed regarding the Honda is being investigated as a potential factor in the crash. 


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A Wichita Northwest High School student was killed and three other people were hurt in a crash in west Wichita. 

It happened before 1:00 p.m. on Central at Socora. Wichita police said a SUV and small car collided at the intersection.   

A 17-year-old male passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16-year-old male driver and a 16-year-old female passenger suffered injuries and were taken to hospitals. 

All three teens were Northwest High School students.

The SUV driver, an 83-year-old man, was not seriously hurt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.  

A community feedback forum with Supt. Alicia Thompson that had been scheduled for Northwest High tonight has been canceled. 

Good afternoon, Northwest families, this is Principal Eric Hofer-Holdeman. It is with great sadness that I share with you that one of our Northwest students passed away this afternoon in a car accident. Two other Northwest students were badly hurt in the accident as well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students' families.
 
In order to provide support for students and parents, we will have counselors available at school on Tuesday if anyone would like to talk. When a tragic death occurs, it often helps a young person to talk about it. Sometimes a little extra time spent talking can help us all deal with the pain that accompanies a tragic death.

As always, please feel free to call the school if we can assist you in dealing with this sad situation.

Thank you for your continued support of Northwest High School.

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