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By Chris Durden and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 25, 2012
A woman is hurt and a natural gas line ruptured after a car accident Wednesday night near Topeka. The woman rolled her car near the East Topeka exit (SE 21st & Shiloh Ridge Lane) of the Kansas Turnpike. The gas line was part of an old rest area. For a time, drivers on the Turnpike were not allowed to exit at East Topeka and had to continue to the South Topeka exit instead. The exit reopened when Kansas Gas Service crews shut off the gas. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
By Joe Fenton and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 8, 2012
Two people are killed, including a Fort Hays State University professor, and two others injured in a car accident in rural Ford County. It happened Sunday morning 7 miles west of Dodge City. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a vehicle traveling east on U.S. Highway 56 when it crossed the center line, hitting a car driven by Fred Ruda head on.  Ruda and his mother-in-law, Eleanor Sexson were killed.  His wife, Sherill, was rushed to the hospital for treatment. The 19 year old driver of the other vehicle only received minor injuries.
By Melody Pettit and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 8, 2012
Pastor Jeffery Geske and his three-year old son Jacob are the only two survivors of their family. 37-year old Laura Geske, three-year old Joy and eight-year old Joshua were killed in a car accident. The father and son greet the congregation of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Salina on Easter Sunday as the Pastor prepares for his sermon. “I do not have anger and I'd ask that people not to have anger. I do ask God why,” said Geske. Why on a sunny day in January a red car crossed the median on I-7o near Topeka and smashed into their family van. His wife, Laura was driving.
by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 2, 2012
Update: The Renwick School District releases the name of a teacher killed in a car accident Monday morning.  54-year-old Barbara Hunt, an elementary PE teacher died in the crash near Goddard.  Superintendent Tracy Bourne told us, "Grief counselors have been called in to help students and staff deal with the tragedy. " The crash happened around 6:30 Monday morning near  21st and 199th Street West.  Police say a construction pickup which was pulling a trailer collided with a car in the intersection.
By Angela Smith and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 31, 2012
A 27-year-old man is rushed to the hospital following an accident Saturday morning. 911 dispatchers say they got a call about the incident around 7:02 a.m. near 37th & Broadway. Family members tell Wichita police the man usually gets off work around 3 a.m., so he may have been there for a long time before he was discovered. The man suffered critical injuries in the accident.
By Rebecca White and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 27, 2012
Four people are in critical condition after a two vehicle accident at Highway 254 & Butler according to Butler County 911. Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said Wichita resident Samsad Milia was driving southbound on Butler road with passengers in the vehicle. Herzet said Milia failed to break at the stop sign for the east bound traffic and hit a vehicle driven by El Dorado's resident Lesley Marshall. Both drivers and passengers were in critical condition and taken to Wesley Hospital.
By Joe Fenton and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | February 25, 2012
A 58 year old woman is airlifted to a Wichita hospital after she crashes her car north of Hutchinson. The accident happened near 56th avenue & Plum St around 5:30am Saturday. The Reno County Sheriff's Department reports the driver crossed the center line for an unknown reason.  The vehicle the entered a ditch, striking a mailbox and culvert before going airborne, then striking a second culvert. The 58 year old driver was transported by EMS to Hutchinson Regional Hospital, before being airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Anne Meyer and KWCH 12 Eyewitness news | October 16, 2011
Hays, KANSAS - A one vehicle accident has claimed the life of a 25-year old Hays man. The accident offucered at 11:32 pm Saturday in the 200 block of Hopewell Road in Ellis County. The Hays man was a passenger in a 2004 Ford Pickup truck driven by 31-year old Scott Pfannenstiel. He apparently lost control of the vehicle, entered the south ditch causing the truck to roll. Both men were ejected from the truck. The Hays man was pronounced dead at the scene. Pfannenstiel was life watched to Wichita, KS. The Ellis County Sheriff's department is investigating the crash.
By Eyewitness News | September 19, 2011
After more than 20 years of volunteering her time, KWCH 12's Kim Setty is honored by Goodwill Industries of Kansas.  Setty accepted the 2011 Dedicated Volunteer Award Tuesday night at Goodwill's annual dinner and awards meeting.  Setty is well-known by viewers as the “Does It Work?” consumer reporter and anchor of Eyewitness News at Noon.  She has been off the air for several months and continues receiving treatment for cancer. Setty's involvement with Goodwill started in the early 1990s, helping host a yearly telethon.
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