A 21-year-old South Haven woman was killed and her twin sister seriously injured when their car was hit head-on late Sunday night in northeast Wichita.
The collision occurred at 10:45 p.m. in the 6400 block of East 29th, police said.
A vehicle driven by a 36-year-old man was heading east at a high rate of speed when it sideswiped another eastbound vehicle as it went through the intersection with Woodlawn, swerved onto the raised median and then went into the westbound lanes, where it hit an oncoming car, police said.
"He rode that median for a while" —
perhaps 300 feet —before veering into the westbound lanes, Lt. Kevin Vaughn said.
Kari Rinehart, who was driving the westbound car, was killed. Her twin sister, Kati, suffered a broken clavicle, police said, and is in fair condition at Wesley Medical Center.
Police said a second passenger in Rinehart's car, Reva Sams, suffered two broken legs in the collision. She is in serious condition at Wesley.
The three are roommates on summer break from classes at Wichita State University, Lt. Darras Delamaide said.
The driver of the eastbound car also was hospitalized. Police records indicate blood was drawn to determine whether he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A passenger in the eastbound car was not seriously injured, police said. She ran from the crash scene on foot but was apprehended a short time later.
The case remains under investigation.