August 2, 2013

Crash involving a tractor-trailer kills one person, injures another in southern Olathe

The crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer occurred early in the rush hour, forcing Lone Elm Road to be closed in both directions at West 159th Street.

An 83-year-old Gardner woman died Friday morning when the car she was riding in collided with a tractor-trailer in Olathe.

The wreck occurred about 7:10 a.m. at 159th Street and Lone Elm Road.

Olathe police said that Hester L. Crist was a passenger in a northbound car on Lone Elm. It collided with a westbound truck in the intersection. The car’s driver was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The truck driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Olathe police ask that anyone with information about the crash contact the police department at 913-971-7500 or 913-971-6950.

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