Crime & Courts

Wichita robbery victim who fell ill in car dies

A 43-year-old Wichita woman, who was robbed while unconscious in her car at a Wichita fast food restaurant, has died, hospital officials confirmed Monday evening.

Danielle Zimmerman, 43, died at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis after EMS found her in the parking lot of a Taco Bell on East Harry on Sunday, hospital officials said.

Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte gave this account:

About 7:55 p.m. Sunday, Zimmerman, who had gone out to get dinner, was found unconscious after she had driven over a speaker box and come to a stop in the drive-through at the Taco Bell at 3725 E. Harry. She was unresponsive when an EMS crew arrived and had suffered a possible brain aneurysm. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

When her husband was called to the scene, he noticed that her purse with cash, credit cards and checkbook; iPhone, and wedding ring were missing.

Nolte said he couldn’t remember another case like it.

“It’s highly unfortunate that there’s someone out there taking advantage of someone who needs help,” he said.

Nolte said that anyone who would do such a thing “needs to be caught and brought to justice.”

He asked anyone who might have information about the incident to call 911 or Crime Stoppers, 316-267-2111.

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