Driver faces attempted murder, battery charges for 8-vehicle crash near Andover
ANDOVER, Kan. (KAKE) - Sheriff's officials have arrested a 27-year-old Wichita woman in connection to a crash near Andover that injured multiple people last year.
Sedgwick County Jail records show Paloma Adame was booked Thursday for attempted second-degree murder and 11 counts of aggravated battery. She was held without bond Friday morning.
The crash happened on Sunday, October 23 on Kellogg at 143rd Street East. Authorities at the scene that day said a car was traveling at an excessive rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic, leading to a chain-reaction crash.
The sheriff's office said in an accident report that eight vehicles were involved. During the chain-reaction, Adame's car overturned.
Three people, including Adame, were hospitalized with serious injuries, according to the report. Lt. Nathan Gibbs said four others, including Adame's 5-year-old passenger who was not properly restrained, were treated for minor injuries.
Several others refused treatment at the scene.