Woman killed in southwest Wichita car crash identified


The Wichita Police department has identified the woman who was killed in a car crash at Pawnee and Maize Road on Monday. 

Police say Elissa Warns-Branson, 30, of Wichita, died from her injuries sustained in the crash. 

The crash happened Monday around 4:50 p.m. When officers arrived they found Warns-Branson trapped in her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. 

Authorities say this is the 28th fatality due to a crash this year. 

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Wichita police said a 30-year-old woman died after a truck rear-ended her car.

It happened at the intersection of Pawnee and Maize Road around 4:50 p.m. on Monday. A Hyundai Sonata and Dodge truck were involved. The truck rolled after crashing into the back of the Hyundai.

A 30-year-old woman, the driver of the car, died in the crash. She has not been identified. 

“The investigation revealed a full-sized 2016 red dodge truck, driven by a 55-year-old male, was traveling northbound on Maize Road at a high rate of speed,” said officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department. “It clipped a 2011 white GMC Sierra truck that was also traveling northbound. The Dodge continued northbound rear-ending the Hyundai which was stopped at the red light at Pawnee and Maize.”

Police believe the 55-year-old driver of the Dodge had a medical condition which contributed to the accident. He remains hospitalized. The driver of the GMC was not injured. 

It is the 28th fatality accident in Wichita this year. The investigation into the accident is ongoing. 

Police said the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

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