SEDGWICK COUNTY—Authorities investigating a fatal Friday morning crash on the Kansas Turnpike have identified those involved.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that just before 8:30a.m., a 2012 Dodge Durango driven by Tori D. Hornecker, 28, Wichita, was southbound on Interstate 35 near the K-15 exit in the number 2 lane.
The Durango traveled off the road to the right. The passenger side of the SUV struck the left rear corner of a trailer pulled by a 2022 Peterbilt semi driven by Dallas Ray Carmen, 39, Stillwater, Oklahoma, that was legally parked on the outside shoulder.
A passenger in the Durango identified as 6-year-0ld Regan Paige Sampson of Wichita was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the KHP.
EMS transported Hornecker and a second passenger in the Durango 8-year-old Brantley Chance Sampson to Wesley Medical Center. Carmen was not injured. The driver and passengers in the Durango were not wearing seat belts or in child safety seats, according to the KHP.