A woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Kansas Highway 7 in Bonner Springs.
The woman was driving south on K-7 when she braked at the traffic light at Kansas Avenue and lost control of her vehicle, Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Howard Dickinson said. The woman lost control of the vehicle and went across the median and into the northbound lanes where another vehicle, driven by a man, struck her vehicle on the passenger side.
Dickinson said she died at the scene. The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m.
The woman was driving a small-framed Chevrolet car, while the man was driving a small-framed Mitsubishi car. Dickinson said both drivers were wearing seat belts. The man was taken to an area hospital, Dickinson said.
The wreck has caused traffic to be rerouted at the intersection.
Northbound lanes on K-7 are closed from Kansas Avenue to Nettleton Road, and southbound lanes are closed from Commercial Drive to Kansas Avenue.
Northbound traffic is exiting at Nettleton Avenue for a detour, and southbound traffic is detouring at Commercial Drive, according to a release from the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT recommends that drivers avoid the area and use alternate routes until the lanes reopen.
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