Fort Hays Professor Among 2 Killed In Accident

By: AP-Posted by Taylor Williamson
By: AP-Posted by Taylor Williamson

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A Fort Hays University professor and his
mother-in-law died in a car accident over the weekend.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Fred Ruda and 90-year-old Eleanor Sexson, both of Hays, died in the accident
Sunday morning near Dodge City.

Ruda was chairman of the Technology Studies Department at Fort Hays State University. Ruda's wife, Sherrill, was hospitalized with
serious injuries.

The patrol says a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Braulio De La
Cruz-Gonzalez of Dodge City crossed the center line of U.S. Highway
56 about 7 miles west of Dodge City and struck a car driven by
Ruda.

De La Cruz-Gonzalez and a 16-year-old passenger in the SUV were
treated at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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