Fatal accident in Olathe, victim identified

OLATHE, Kan. — An accident involving a semi and another vehicle killed one person Friday morning in Olathe. Police said the victim is Hester L. Crist, 83, from Gardner, Kan.

Firefighters said the accident happened at about 7:10 at 159th and Lone Elm.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with injuries that aren’t life-threatening, but the 83-year-old passenger in the car died at the scene. The semi-driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police are not certain which car had the green light, but they collided in the intersection. The passenger car was traveling northbound on Lone Elm, while the tractor trailer was traveling westbound on 159th Street.

FOX 4 will have more details as authorities continue to investigate the accident.

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