HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – A South Hutchinson woman was killed in a crash on Tuesday in Reno County. It happened around 6:40 a.m. on Kansas Highway 96 and Arlington Road.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Geo Metro was making a left-hand turn from eastbound K-96 onto Arlington Road and failed to yield to a westbound Ford F350. The pickup struck the Metro’s passenger side door.

The driver of Metro, 67-year-old Barbara S. Wiegand, was killed in the crash. The driver and two passengers inside the pickup were not injured.

The KHP says the occupants of the pickup were wearing seatbelts. The driver of the Metro wasn’t.


Eastbound U.S. Highway 50 has back open after a crash west of Hutchinson, KDOT said. Earlier Tuesday, the Reno County Sheriff’s Office was working numerous crashes across the county as dense fog blanketed the area.

One crash involved a semi and two vehicles. The KHP says a semi was crossing U.S. 50 at Mohawk Road when an eastbound Oldsmobile and Ford F-150 struck the trailer around 7:40 a.m. The driver of the Ford and Oldsmobile were both injured. One was taken to Wichita Wesley Medical Center. The other was taken to Hutch Regional. The semi-driver wasn’t injured.

On Monday, deputies responded to three separate fog-related crashes involving at least seven vehicles. They happened at K-96 and Arlington Road and at K-96 and Haven Road. There were at least four people injured.