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Cowley Co. Sheriff’s Office identifies 2 killed in fiery crash with combine

At least one person is dead after car crashes head on into a combine
At least one person is dead after car crashes head on into a combine(KWCH)
Published: Nov. 7, 2021 at 2:50 PM CST
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COWLEY COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) - Nov. 18 Update: The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office has identified two people who were killed in a fiery crash with a combine.

The sheriff’s office said on November 17, 2021, the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center positively identified both occupants of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala through dental records. The driver has been identified as Lucas Connor Walker, age 28 from Wichita, Ks. The passenger has been identified as Sarah Laurella Deere, age 33 of Wichita, Kan.

The sheriff’s office said on Sunday, Nov. 7, the vehicle Walker was driving struck the combine at the intersection of 75th and 102nd Road. The vehicle went underneath the combine and caught fire, killing both people inside. Autopsies were ordered to help identify the victims.

The driver of the combine was not hurt.

Nov. 8 Update: The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more information about a deadly crash involving a combine.

The crash happened on Sunday at 12:19 p.m. The sheriff’s office said a vehicle was traveling south on 75th Road and struck a combine, just south of the intersection of 75th and 102nd Road.

The sheriff’s office said the vehicle went underneath the combine and caught fire. Two people in the vehicle died from their injuries. An autopsy has been ordered for both and no positive identification has been made.

The driver of the combine was uninjured.

Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti has confirmed that there is at least one death after a car crashed head-on into a combine.

The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames on impact, killing the driver. The accident happened around noon on Sunday near the north 8000 block of 102nd between Winfield and Udall.

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