Ottawa Teen & 12 Year-Old Killed In I-70 Crash

TREGO COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -- A 17-year-old and 12-year-old from Kansas were killed when the car they were in went out of control on I-70. The accident happened Monday afternoon in Trego County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a car driven by John Smith, 17, of Ottawa, was eastbound when he lost control and entered the westbound lanes. Smith's car struck a semi and another car.

Smith was killed in the crash, as was one of his passengers, 12-year-old Alexis Woolsoncroft of Ottawa.

Another passenger in Smith's car and the two other drivers are hospitalized.

Posted by: Nick Viviani


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