Second storm-related fatal accident reported in Kansas
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HAYS, Kan. (AP) -
The Kansas Highway Patrol is attributing a second fatal accident to the latest winter storm.
The patrol says 28-year-old Kirstin R. Nelson of Ellis died Monday in an accident on Interstate 70 in Ellis County eight miles west of Hays. The patrol says she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, 31-year-old Eric J. Nelson. The truck slid on the icy road and rolled.
Eric Nelson, the couple's 5-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old passenger were injured. They were taken to area hospitals but the extent of their injuries was not available.
The first fatality occurred Monday morning on Interstate 70 in Sherman County. A vehicle driven by 21-year-old Carlos Esqueda of Kansas City, Kan., hit an icy patch and rolled, ejecting Esqueda. A passenger was injured.
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