Woman killed in west Wichita crash identified

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police say the woman who died Sunday night in west Wichita was Kaitlin Whelan, 30, of Wichita.

Her SUV crashed head-on with a car on 21st Street just west of 119th Street West around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Police say the preliminary investigation shows Whelan was westbound on 21st and crossed into the eastbound lanes, colliding with the car.

The 24-year-old woman driving the other car suffered serious injuries. She remains hospitalized.

This was the 20th fatality accident in Wichita this year.

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