Updated report: Lawrence man’s vehicle crossed center line in accident that killed Dodge City woman
In an updated report Monday, the Kansas Highway Patrol clarified some details about a Saturday accident in Kingman County that involved a Lawrence man and that killed a woman.
According to the updated report, a grass fire on the north side of U.S. Highway 54 was causing dense smoke to blow across the roadway, greatly reducing visibility.
Grant Holmes, 28, of Lawrence, was headed westbound in the area about 3 miles east of Kingman on Saturday when the Kia PC he was driving reportedly crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Toyota Corolla head-on.
A third vehicle, a Ford F-150, then struck the Corolla from the rear.
One of the Corolla’s passengers, 63-year-old Magaly Garcia-Jimenez, of Dodge City — whom the report had initially listed as male but later changed to read female — was killed as a result of the accident. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the highway patrol report. All others involved in the wreck, except for another passenger in the Corolla, were wearing seat belts.
The Corolla’s driver and another passenger were taken to Kingman County Hospital with suspected serious injuries, according to the updated report. Holmes and another passenger of the Corolla were taken to the hospital with suspected minor injuries.
None of the F-150’s passengers were taken to the hospital.
Kingman is roughly 45 miles west of Wichita.