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Yates Center woman killed in head-on collision east of Emporia

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10:08 p.m.

A Yates Center woman is dead after a head-on collision Friday afternoon in Coffey County, east of Emporia.

Lucinda M. Burnett, 47, was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus north on U-75 about 6½ miles north of New Strawn when she crossed the center line and struck a Ford F-150 pickup headed south, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report.

Burnett was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m.

The driver of the truck — 55-year-old Joseph C. Rottinghaus of Hutchinson — was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka for treatment.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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