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Police identify man killed in Saturday collision on Kellogg

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at 11:43 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at 11:45 p.m.

Police released the identity Monday of the Wichita man killed in a multi-car collision on Kellogg during the weekend.

Thomas Clough, 26, was driving east on Kellogg over the central business district early Saturday morning when his black Mazda drifted to the right into the next lane and brushed a pickup, Wichita police Lt. Joe Schroeder said. The Mazda then spun out of control toward the concrete median and was broadsided by an eastbound Honda Passport.

Clough was killed in the collision, Schroeder said, and his 19-year-old fiancee was critically injured. She was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, where she was admitted to the intensive care unit. Her condition has been upgraded since then, Schroeder said.

“We’ll be talking with her when it’s feasible” to see whether investigators can determine what caused the Mazda to drift into the next lane, Schroeder said.

The initial collision prompted a second chain-reaction collision, he said. Four cars trying to avoid being hit in the aftermath of the first collision collided with each other on eastbound Kellogg. Four people suffered minor injuries, he said.

The driver of the Honda Passport was also injured, Schroeder said.

Eastbound Kellogg between Seneca and Washington was shut down for several hours following the collisions.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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