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Fort Hays professor among 2 killed in accident

April 9, 2012

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— A Fort Hays University professor and his mother-in-law died in a car accident over the weekend.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Fred Ruda and 90-year-old Eleanor Sexson, both of Hays, died in the accident Sunday morning near Dodge City.

Ruda was chairman of the Technology Studies Department at Fort Hays State University. Ruda's wife, Sherrill, was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The patrol says a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Braulio De La Cruz-Gonzalez of Dodge City crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 56 about 7 miles west of Dodge City and struck a car driven by Ruda.

De La Cruz-Gonzalez and a 16-year-old passenger in the SUV were treated at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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