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Authorities identify woman killed in crash south of Wichita

One person died and another suffered serious injuries in a crash Monday afternoon at 63rd St....
One person died and another suffered serious injuries in a crash Monday afternoon at 63rd St. S. and Broadway in Sedgwick County.(KWCH)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:51 PM CDT
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SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Oct. 19: Authorities have identified the 26-year-old woman killed in a hit-and-run crash south of Wichita Monday afternoon.

Anastasia Rooney of Derby was pronounced dead at the scene after a Chevy Silverado struck her Buick Encore head-on. The driver of the Silverado initially fled the scene of a collision with a Volkswagen Bug at 2000 E. 63rd St. South, driving westbound on 63rd. While fleeing, the Silverado driver lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the eastbound lanes of 63rd and collided with Rooney’s car head on.

The driver of the Silverado, a 58-year-old man from Haysville, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The operator of the Volkswagen, which was rear-ended, was not injured.

Update: The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said a driver leaving the scene of a hit-and-run crash may have caused a deadly head-on collision just south of Wichita.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on 63rd Street South, near Broadway.

The sheriff’s office said when the two vehicles collided Monday, a woman in her 20s was pinned in her vehicle. She died, and the other driver, a man in his 50s, suffered minor injuries. The two drivers were the only people involved in the crash.

The sheriff’s office said reports are that one of the drivers was involved in a previous hit-and-run accident nearby and speed was likely a factor.

The sheriff’s office said the area of 63rd and Broadway will likely be closed for several more hours while they investigate and crews work to clean up the debris.

Sedgwick County dispatchers say one person has died and another has suffered serious injuries in a crash just south of Wichita.

The crash is located at the intersection of 63rd Street South and Broadway. At this time, we do not know how many vehicles or patients were involved.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene to gather more information on what happened.

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