Third child dies after Franklin County crash

OTTAWA — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a third child has died after a crash in Franklin County earlier this week.

The patrol says 12-year-old Elle Bowden, of Wellsville, died Friday morning. She was injured Monday night in a two-vehicle collision 5 miles east of Ottawa.

Two other children, 11-year-old Briana Sobba and 3-year-old Becham Klemen, both of Wellsville, died in the accident.

The children and a 6-year-old girl were all in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Clytie Bowden. The patrol says she failed to yield to another vehicle and they collided in an intersection. Bowden and the 6-year-old were hospitalized in critical condition.

The 40-year-old driver of the other vehicle was also hospitalized.


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