Archive for Thursday, November 22, 2001

2 dead, 1 hurt after crash near Ottawa

November 22, 2001


— Two Ottawa women died in a two-car collision early Wednesday on the northeastern edge of town, and one man was injured.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office identified the fatality victims as Linda Williams, 41, rural Ottawa, and Janice Guthrie, 49, Ottawa.

Injured was, Randy Scott, 41, rural Ottawa. He was in fair condition Wednesday at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., a hospital spokesman said. He was a passenger in the car driven by Williams, the sheriff's report said.

Sheriff's officers and the Kansas Highway Patrol on Wednesday were continuing to investigate the accident that occurred at the intersection of Sand Creek Road and Davis Avenue, at the city limits, a sheriff's spokesman said. There are stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on Davis Avenue the Sheriff's Office said.

The accident was reported by a passerby about 6:30 a.m., Sheriff Craig Davis said.

"We don't think it happened too much before then," Davis said.

Involved in the collision was a 1991 Pontiac driven by Williams, who was westbound on Sand Creek Road, the sheriff's statement said. The second car, a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina, driven by Guthrie, was northbound on Davis.

Williams was taken by Franklin County ambulance to Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, where she later died. Guthrie was taken by Life Star air ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, the sheriff said.

Scott was taken to the Med Center by LifeNet helicopter.

No one was wearing a seat belt, the sheriff's report said. Both vehicles were destroyed in the crash.

Staff writer Mike Belt can be reached at 832-7165.

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