by Cliff Judy & Jennifer Montenegro (SUMNER COUNTY, Kan.)
Four people are dead and another is in critical condition after a crash on the Kansas Turnpike near the Oklahoma State line.
The crash happened around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The SUV with five people was headed south on I-35 near the South Haven exit. Troopers say they missed the exit and tried to quickly make a left turn and head the other way.
Lieutenant Phil Bostian tells Eyewitness News, "The SUV pulled over on the right hand shoulder like it was going to stop, truck driver thought he was going to stop, so he moved to the left lane to give him some extra room." Instead, the semi slammed into the car on the driver's side.
How It Happened
Four people died in the accident.
- Driver 39-year-old Michael Minor of Sedgwick
- 27-year-old Chad Kingsley of Wichita
- 22-year-old Johnette Grimes of Wichita
- 23-year-old Lindsey Shain of Wichita.
Kingsley and Grimes were engaged and gave birth to a daughter last month. Grimes also leaves behind a two-year-old daughter.