A Wichita couple who died several days after they were involved in a May 14 traffic accident died as a result of injuries suffered in that accident, Wichita police said Tuesday.
Police also said a man involved in an April 15 hit-and-run accident died over the weekend, bringing to 10 the number of traffic deaths recorded this year in Wichita.
Police spokesman Gordon Bassham said the May 14 accident occurred shortly after noon in the 2900 block of North Amidon when a southbound Mercury Villager was struck head-on by a Nissan Pathfinder that crossed the center line.
Harold R. Brubaker, 73, and Norma J. Brubaker, 69, were taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, Bassham said.
He said both Brubakers died more than three days after the accident, but the Sedgwick County Coroner's Office later ruled that their deaths were connected to the accident.
The 47-year-old driver of the Pathfinder was arrested on a charge of driving on a suspended license, Bassham said.
The April 15 accident occurred at 1:51 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Edgemoor, Bassham said. He said a Dodge Neon that left the scene was later found near Edgemoor and Funston.
A passenger in that car, Bryan Enoch-Arita, 21, was taken to Wesley Medical Center with serious injuries and died over the weekend, Bassham said.
The 40-year-old driver of the Neon was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Bassham said.