Child killed, 3 hurt in Osage County crash

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OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol reports an 8-year-old girl died in a three-vehicle wreck caused by icy roads in northeast Kansas.

The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. Monday on Highway 56 in Osage County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Dodge pickup truck was headed west out of Overbrook on US-56 when the driver, Kristin Edwards, 43, lost control.

Troopers say the Dodge crossed the center line and hit a Ford Edge head-on, then an Oldsmobile Alero rear-ended the Ford.

Cassie Ralston, 8, of Scranton, was a passenger in the Ford. She died at the scene. The driver of the Ford, Terry Ralston, 52, was taken to a Topeka hospital for treatment of a suspected minor injury.

The driver of the Dodge pickup and her passenger, Luke Edwards, 14, of Overbrook, were also taken to a Topeka hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

The 17-year-old driver of the Oldsmobile was not injured.


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