Woman killed in one-car accident in west Wichita

WICHITA — A 42-year-old woman died this morning after her car ran off the road and struck a telephone pole on West 13th Street near Prescott in west Wichita.

Wichita police Sgt. Jerry Quick said witnesses reported seeing the silver Lexus, traveling east on 13th, leave the road and travel along the curb for about 100 feet before it struck a telephone pole and came to rest in the middle of 13th Street. The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. near 13th and Maize.

"It split the pole into three pieces,'' Quick said.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

The woman, who was alone in the car, has not been identified.