by Denise Hnytka (SUMNER COUNTY, Kan)
A Wichita mother and two of her children are killed on the Kansas turnpike. The family was heading out of town when their van was hit head on an SUV going the wrong way.
It happened about five miles north of the Belle Plaine Service Area just before five Monday morning.
The driver of the SUV was also killed. 27-year-old Gregory Davis was headed north in the south-bound lanes when he hit the van head-on. He took the wrong ramp leaving the service area, passing a "Do Not Enter" sign and two "Wrong Way" signs.
Tasia Farley saw the crash in her rear-view mirror.
"I was going about 75 miles per hour on the right," she said. "He passed me on the left. It was like instant. I just looked straight up when he passed me because I knew he was going to hit someone. I just saw a wall of sparks."