Around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday an injury accident was reported at 62nd Street and US Highway 75.
Master Trooper Eric Hirst said that a red minivan was traveling north on US 75 and a Buick was traveling west on 62nd Street. The Buick failed to yield to right away causing the minivan to strike the Buick on the driver’s side doors. The impact caused both vehicles to go into the median.
The driver of the minivan, Shelby Powell, was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the driver of the Buick was taken to a local hospital in very critical condition.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 73-year-old Helen Oelke, who was driving the Buick, died at a local hospital.