Sheriff's office identifies 2 killed in southeast Wichita crash
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Two people were killed early Wednesday morning when the car they were riding in crashed in southeast Wichita.
Emergency crews responded at around 2:30 a.m. to a collision in the 6200 block of East Pawnee. Deputies arrived to find two vehicles in the ditch and three people who had been ejected from a silver 2013 Lexus sedan.
Lt. Nathan Gibbs with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said both vehicles were heading west on Pawnee from Woodlawn when the Lexus went off the road, hit a utility pole and overturned. All three occupants were thrown from the car.
Two passengers in the Lexus, 19-year-old Lian Awadi and 19-year-old Carol Chakra, were killed. Lt. Gibbs said Chakra was the rear passenger seat and died at the scene. Awadi, front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The 20-year-old driver was treated at a hospital and later released.
The second vehicle at the scene did not come into contact with the Lexus, but Gibbs said the occupants knew the people involved.
"It does not appear alcohol was a factor in the crash at this time. Speed is a likely factor however the incident is still under investigation," Gibbs said in a release.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the sheriff's office patrol division at 316-660-3760.
Two people are dead and another is injured following a crash in southeast Wichita early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened at around 2:30 a.m. at Pawnee and Woodlawn. Lt. Nathan Gerdsen with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said two westbound cars went off the road on Pawnee and one of them slid into a pole and rolled multiple times.
One person died on the scene and the other died at the hospital. The third person in that vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Their names have not been released.
No one was injured in the second car.
Power lines were knocked down and crews were on scene working to repair them.
The crash remains under investigation.