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Authorities release additional details about Kellogg accident that killed 5-year-old girl

Wichita police today released more information about the Saturday crash that killed a 5-year-old girl on West Kellogg near the downtown flyover.

The accident happened at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday when a the 26-year-old driver of a red truck was traveling westbound on Kellogg and swerved toavoid hitting another vehicle, said Sgt. Bill Stevens, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

"He took the evasive action to avoid hitting the other vehicle but hit the concrete barrier wall, going over the wall," Stevens said.

At the same time, a 37-year-old driver of a Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Kellogg. When the truck went over the wall, it struck theCamry head on. The driver of the pickup truck was ejected.

A white truck traveling eastbound rear-ended the Camry shortly after it was hit head-on by the pickup.

The driver of the Camry, along with her 5-year-old daughter and the driver of the red truck, were all taken in serious condition to Via-Christi Hospital on St. Francis. The girl later died.

The eastbound lanes of Kellogg were closed between Seneca and Meridian for several hours while police investigated the accident.

No names have been released, pending notification of family.

On Saturday, a witness who refused to give her name told The Eagle that she thought the pickup truck got into the wrong lanes of Kellogg by driving up the off-ramp at the Seneca Street exit.

Stevens discounted the woman's account, saying witnesses often have differing perspectives of how an accident occurred.

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