WICHITA — A 26-year-old Wichita woman was killed Monday night when the driver she was riding with failed to stop at an intersection in the Delano neighborhood and was hit by a second vehicle, police said.
Cynthia Ybarra was in a maroon Honda Civic coming south on Millwood just after 6:50 p.m. when the 22-year-old driver entered the intersection with Second Street and was struck by an eastbound Dodge Caravan, Lt. Joe Schroeder said.
"A stop sign for southbound traffic was not in the ground as it should have been," Schroeder said.
Ybarra's condition deteriorated as she was being transported to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, and she died at the hospital. The driver was also taken to Via Christi for injuries that are not life-threatening, police said.
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The 25-year-old man driving the Caravan was not injured, according to police.
In the absence of a stop sign, Schroeder said, the southbound driver should have yielded to traffic coming from the right. The absence of skid marks suggest neither driver saw each other prior to the collision, Schroeder said.
Neither driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances, he said, though blood was drawn for testing as standard procedure.
Ybarra's death raises the number of traffic fatalities worked by Wichita police this year to 22.