Three killed after two-vehicle crash in Marion County

by SpeedLux
Kansas Highway Patrol

Three people were killed after a two-vehicle crash in Marion County on Friday afternoon.

It was just before 1:30 p.m. when a Dodge Grand Caravan with two occupants was traveling north on Kansas Highway 256 and a 2016 Ford Taurus with three occupants was traveling west on U.S. Highway 56.

The Grand Caravan then pulled out in front of the Ford, resulting in it hitting the passenger side of the Dodge minivan. Both vehicles then came to rest in the north ditch.

The crash logs show the driver of the Dodge Caravan, a 52-year-old identified as Charlotte Sue Cole, of Moundridge, Kansas and a 19-year-old passenger, identified as Jessica Dawn Schmidt, of Fruitland, Idaho were pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the three occupants of the Ford Taurus, an 85-year-old identified as Wanda Richmond, of Marion, was also killed in the crash.

Two others were admitted to a Marion hospital.

The driver, Rebecca Young, 36, of Broken Arrow, had minor injuries while Ramona Richmond, 58, of Salina had serious injuries.

Kansas Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

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