Man arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in crash that killed radio personality Don Hall

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Don Hall (Photo Courtesy: KNSS radio)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said they arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder following a crash that killed local radio personality Don Hall.

The crash happened early Wednesday morning at Kellogg Drive and Rock Road around 4:20 a.m.

Hall was traveling east on Kellogg in a red 2012 Lincoln and exited onto Kellogg Drive to turn north on Rock Road when police said a 2000 white Lincoln, driven by Ray Watkins of Wichita, collided with Hall’s vehicle after appearing to run a red light.

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Based on evidence found in Watkins’ car, alcohol and drugs are believed to be a factor in the accident, police said. Watkins had minor injuries and was arrested.

Ray Watkins (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Sheriff)

Watkins was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder. Police said Watkins had been previously arrested and convicted of a charge of aggravated robbery.

“This is a very sad and tragic case,” Chief Gordon Ramsay said.  “Don was a big part of the Wichita community for many years. He will be missed. WPD continues its thoughts and prayers for the Hall family and all those affected by this unfortunate incident.”

The investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

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