Crime & Courts

Wichita mother killed in crash that injured her daughter and a friend, police say


Wichita police identified the woman who died in a Sunday crash as Erika Geromal, 43, of Wichita.

Geromal had been driving an 2009 Audi A4 westbound on 34th Street North when the car turned left onto Ridge Road, Officer Charley Davidson. The Audi turned in front of a 2015 Jeep Wranger that was northbound on Ridge Road, and the vehicles collided.

A bystander performed first aid on Geromal before paramedics arrived and took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Davidson said.

Two passengers, a pair of 10-year-old girls, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One of the girls was Geromal’s daughter, and the other was a family friend, Davidson said.

A 21-year-old woman was driving the Jeep. Police did not say whether she was injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Original story:

Wichita police are investigating a crash that hurt three people Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency crews were called at around 12:02 p.m. to the intersection of 34th North and Ridge for a two-vehicle crash, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. Paramedics took three patients to hospitals. The patients were in serious, critical and very critical conditions.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.