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Two women killed in Sedgwick County crash identified

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Update, 11:42 a.m. Monday

The names of the two women who were killed in a Saturday night crash were released by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office on Monday.

Michelle Lacey, 42, died while driving the Nissan Murano. Kayla Heim, 23, was one of her passengers and also died in the crash. Both women are from Wichita.

Austin Pelkey, 23, also a passenger from Wichita, was released from the hospital on Sunday.

The Sheriff's Office did not have any updated information regarding the two children who were in the car.

Original story

Two women were killed and four others were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night in Haysville.

At about 10 p.m. on 79th St. South, a Nissan Murano that was headed west missed a stop sign and struck a Jeep that was northbound on Meridian, according to a release from Lt. Tim Myers with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office. The Jeep then rolled over into an SUV that was southbound.

The 42-year-old woman driver of the Murano and her 23-year-old woman passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene, Myers said.

Also in the car were a 23-year-old man, a 5-year-old child and a 16-month-old toddler. The man was taken to a hospital and is still in critical condition, Myers said at about 3 p.m. Sunday. The 5-year-old had possibly-severe injuries and the toddler had moderate injuries; they were both taken to a hospital.

The driver of the Jeep, 44, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

The names of the people who were in the crash have not yet been released.

While Iowa prepares to expand its "Move over, slow down" law, the Iowa Department of Transportation posted a crash video from I-235 cameras that shows the importance of paying attention to cars of the side of the roads.

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