One Of Two Elderly Residents Injured In K-61 Crash Passes Away

Posted 1 year ago

By Fred Gough

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One of the two elderly Hutchinson residents involved in a car-semi crash on K-61 Thursday morning has died according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

86-year-old Marjory McReynolds died from her injuries. She was the driver of a vehicle that pulled in front the semi.

Both her and her husband, 87-year-old Kenneth McReynolds were flown from the scene to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Apparently, Marjory was entering K-61 highway at 56th, heading southbound. A semi driven by 49-year-old Rodney Simmons also of Hutchinson was also southbound traveling in the left lane and she apparently pulled into the left lane causing the crash between the two vehicles. She was trying to make u-turn across the median according to the report.

It happened around 8:40 a-m, and closed both lanes of the freeway for a time while emergency personnel worked the scene, including allowing a Midwest Lifeteam helicopter to land.


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