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Two women killed when SUV crashes into turning car in south Wichita, police say

Women killed in double fatal crash in south Wichita, police say

Wichita police Officer Paul Cruz said two women were killed in a crash on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. An SUV collided with a car when the car turned left. The car's passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver at a hospital.
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Wichita police Officer Paul Cruz said two women were killed in a crash on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. An SUV collided with a car when the car turned left. The car's passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver at a hospital.

Two women were killed in a south Wichita crash Tuesday afternoon when an SUV collided with their car, officials said.

Emergency crews were called to 31st South and Turnpike Drive at 2:25 p.m., a dispatch supervisor said.

A car was westbound on 31st Street South when it turned left toward southbound Turnpike Drive, Wichita police Officer Paul Cruz said. An eastbound SUV then crashed into the passenger’s side of the turning car, and the car was knocked off the road and onto nearby grass.

Firefighters arrived first and immediately pronounced the 20-year-old female passenger of the car as dead at the scene, Cruz said. The driver of the car, a 21-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Police do not know the relation between the women.

The driver of an SUV, a 38-year-old man, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Cruz said.

Cruz said 31st Street South will remain closed in both directions between Hillside and Oliver as police investigate the crash.

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