COLWICH, Kan. (KAKE) - A Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputy has died in a two-car collision near Maize late Friday night.

Sheriff Jeff Easter said the incident took place at the intersection of 135th Street West and 29th Street North shortly after nine in the evening on Friday.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 28-year old Kelvin W. Burgett of Prescott Valley, Arizona, was driving westbound on 29th St. North when he failed to yield at a stop sign at 135th St. west and struck Deputy Sidnee Carter's vehicle on the driver's side.

Deputy Carter had been with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility for a year and a half before transferring to the Law Enforcement Bureau earlier this year. She had graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy on July 21, 2022.

Burgett was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Honore Adversis Foundation said in a statement: 

 

The Honore Adversis Foundation extends their condolences to the family of Sedgwick County Sheriff Deputy Sidnee Carter#D2484, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, and our local Law Enforcement Community.

In lieu of flowers, and with the permission of the Sedgwick County Sheriff Office, Sheriff Jeff Easter, the Honore Adversis Foundation will be accepting donations on behalf of Deputy Carter’s family. Donations can be made on the Honore Adversis Foundation website, www.honorduringadversity.org (please note for SGSO Deputy Sidnee Carter). Checks can be mailed to “The Honore Adversis Foundation”, 477 N. Seneca, Wichita, Ks 67203. Please write Deputy
Sidnee Carter in the memo line of the check. 

The Honore Adversis Foundation, in cooperation with the Sedgwick County Sheriff Office, has already began to plan several fundraisers. Additional information, reference the fundraisers, will be available on The Honore Adversis Foundation Facebook page in the coming days.