3 killed in Thanksgiving Day Crash

3 killed in Thanksgiving Day Crash

In Marion County, a two-vehicle collision on Friday afternoon claimed the lives of three persons. The KHP crash data show that a Dodge Grand Caravan with two people inside was driving north on Kansas Highway 256 just before 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 24. On US Highway 56, a 2016 Ford Taurus with three people was moving west.

The Ford collided with the passenger side of the Dodge minivan after the Grand Caravan pulled out in front of it. The north ditch is where both vehicles came to a stop.

According to the crash reports, the incident claimed the lives of the Dodge Caravan’s driver, 52-year-old Charlotte Sue Cole of Moundridge, Kansas, and her passenger, 19-year-old Jessica Dawn Schmidt of Fruitland, Idaho.

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Wanda Richmond, 85, of Marion, one of the three Ford Taurus passengers, also perished in the collision. The other two passengers in the car were both sent to a hospital in Marion.

Ramona Richmond, 58, of Salina, Kansas, sustained critical injuries; Rebecca Young, 36, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is thought to have survived only minor wounds. A seatbelt restrained everyone who was hurt in the collision.