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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Missouri woman killed in Kansas Turnpike accident identified

Posted: October 19, 2013 - 3:48am
Updated: October 22, 2013 - 1:04am


Troopers have identified the woman killed in Saturday morning's accident.

The Highway Patrol's report does not include a crash narrative but, shows that a 2005 Pontiac passenger car, with two female occupants, was involved in an accident with an unoccupied 2006 Ford SUV.

A preliminary accident report says Tabatha Louise Horst, 21, of Hannibal, Missouri was killed in the accident. The driver of the vehicle, also a 21-year-old, female from Hannibal, Missouri was sustained non life-threatening injuries in the crash. Both women were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred.

Troopers continue to investigate the accident and no other details have been released at this time.

Original report:

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The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating following an early morning accident that took the life of one person and injured several others in Leavenworth County.

The accident was reported shortly before 2:10 Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near mile marker 221.3.

Turnpike Troopers arrived to find a three vehicle accident with one vehicle being heavily damaged. A passenger in that car was found unconscious and pinned inside.

Leavenworth County fire personnel performed CPR on the person following a brief extrication. That person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

A second person, said to be the driver of the heavily damaged vehicle, was transported to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Her injuries were said to be serious but not immediately life threatening.

Troopers have not released any other information at this time.

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