Woman dies after crash at K-15 and 55th Street South Wednesday


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A woman has died after being in a car crash at the intersection of K-15 and 55th Street South on Wednesday.

According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 8:45 p.m., a Dodge Caravan and a Mercedes Sprinter van crashed at the intersection of 55th Street South and K-15.

The driver of the Dodge van, a 33-year-old man from Bel Aire, was eastbound on 55th Street South and entered the intersection without yielding to the crossing traffic on K-15. As a result, the southbound Mercedes Sprinter van struck the Dodge van on the driver’s door.

The driver of the Dodge van, 74-year-old Donnelle Sholtess of Wichita, was transported to a local hospital, where she later died.

The man driving the Dodge van suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says the circumstances of the collisions are under investigation.

K-15 and 55th Street South were closed for several hours as crews investigated the crash.

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