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Crash involving semi on U.S. 36 kills 11-year-old girl, leaves 3 teens injured

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The crash happened at Randolph Road and U.S. 36.

The crash happened at Randolph Road and U.S. 36. Photo via Google Maps

WATHENA, Kan. — A crash involving a semi on U.S. 36 Highway Monday morning has left one child dead and three teens injured.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Randolph Road and U.S. 36 near Wathena, Kan., about 15 minutes west of St. Joseph, Mo.

Police said a Jeep Liberty, driven by a 17-year-old female driver, also occupied by a 15-year-old boy and two girls aged 14 and 11, was heading south on Randolph Road when it entered the intersection and was struck by a semi heading west on U.S. 36.

The teenage driver reportedly lost control and spun out into the intersection, which resulted in the Jeep being struck head on by the semi.

The 11-year-old girl, identified as Kay-Lynn Drinkert, died in the crash.

The other teens were injured and transported to hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

It is not known if they were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

The semi driver was unharmed.

The crash happened at Randolph Road and U.S. 36, about 15 minutes west of St. Joseph, Mo.

The crash happened at Randolph Road and U.S. 36, about 15 minutes west of St. Joseph, Mo.