WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Two 19-year-old Wichita women were killed, and a 20-year-old man was injured following a crash in southeast Wichita early Wednesday.
It happened after 2 a.m. A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant says the two vehicles were westbound on Pawnee near Woodlawn and went off the road. A Lexus GS 350 struck a utility pole and overturned, ejecting all three inside.
“We do not believe the vehicles collided; however, one vehicle slid into a pole and rolled what we think was multiple times,” Lt. Nathan Gerdsen said.
The sheriff’s office says the 20-year-old driver was transported to a local hospital in serious condition and was later released. Lian Awadi died at the hospital, and Carol Chakra died at the scene.
The two people in the other vehicle were not injured. The sheriff’s office says the occupants in it knew the individuals involved in the collision.
It does not appear alcohol was a factor, and speed is a likely factor. However, the incident is still under investigation, according to the sheriff.
If you have any information on the crash, call 316-660-3760