Woman Dies Behind The Wheel While Driving On The Turnpike

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A couple driving along the Kansas Turnpike Saturday evening, crashed their van, after the woman driving passed out behind the wheel, and died.

Around 10:30pm Saturday night, emergency crews were called to a field, just south of the east Topeka Turnpike Toll gate for the report of an accident.

When they arrived on scene, they found the van far into a field, after it went off the road. 

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a woman in her 7o’s was driving was driving south on the turnpike, when her husband, who was in the passenger seat, noticed she had passes out and the van started going off the road. 

The van entered the shoulder, went though a fence and came to rest in the middle of the field. 

She was not breathing when emergency crews were able to get to her, and the husband was not injured.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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