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Heartspring student dies in crash near 40th and Webb

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Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 8:29 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2021 at 8:30 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - UPDATE: Wichita Police say around 8:15 p.m on Saturday, officers responded to an injury accident near 40th and Webb Road.

Officers say they contacted a 19-year-old female in the street with critical injuries. She died on scene.

Non-profit, Heartspring, released a statement Sunday saying the teen who died was a Heartspring student.

“There are no words to describe a loss of this nature. The staff who are aware are devastated as Heartspring has lost a member of its family,” said the non-proft.

Heartspring says Intensive mental health resources are being offered as many staff will be deeply affected.

“From all accounts, the staff in the home were intently following current protocols set by Heartspring and outside governing bodies,” said Heartspring.

Police say the investigation revealed the 19-year-old is a dependent adult living at a nearby adult facility, and she left without notifying staff. Officers say a 35-year-old male was driving a box truck south on Webb with a 43-year-old male passenger. 

Police say the female ran in front of the box truck from a ditch area. Officers say the driver of the truck attempted to stop, but couldn’t and struck the female.  The two males in the box truck were not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.  If anyone has any information on this case they can call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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Dispatch has confirmed that at least one is dead after a crash near 40th and Webb.

The collision occurred around 8:15 p.m Saturday.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update you once we learn more.

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