WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department is investigating a multi-car crash that took the life of 8-year-old Kiya Johnson on West Street and Taft Thursday night.
Police tell KSN that a 28-year-old man was driving a white Jeep going northbound on West Street, while a 32-year-old woman was driving a maroon Lincoln Navigator turning east onto Taft. Both vehicles crashed into each other.
A Dodge Challenger heading eastbound on Taft was also hit by the Navigator during the collision in the intersection.
“The Lincoln Navigator turned in front of the Jeep,” said officer Paul Cruz, Wichita Police Department. “The Jeep collided with the Lincoln Navigator causing it to overturn and eject the 8-year-old girl.”
The 8-year-old girl was transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries. The girl’s identity wasn’t released.
Police tell KSN News that the Lincoln had four other passengers, a 19-year-old man, 5-year-old girl, 2-year-old girl and 33-year-old woman.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and police are looking into whether alcohol was involved.
“We’re still gathering information from witnesses. We’re also going to try to gather as much video as we can from the local businesses,” Wichita police Lt. Joe Kennedy said after the crash.
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