Jul 29, 2020 7:54 PM

Sheriff IDs Kansas woman who died after SUV rear-ends semi

Posted Jul 29, 2020 7:54 PM

NEWTON, Kan. —Authorities have released the identity of the woman who died in an accident south of Newton on Tuesday morning in Harvey County.

 An SUV driven by 33-year-old Amiee Baker, of Sedgwick was northbound in the 5600 block of South Kansas Avenue when the vehicle rear-ended a semi truck that was stopped to make a delivery to a home, according to the sheriff's department.

Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation, according to the Sheriff's Department. The Kansas Highway Patrol’s Critical Highway Accident Response Team is assisting in the investigation.

Traffic was closed in both directions of South Kansas Avenue until 5:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's department.

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NEWTON, Kan. — One person is dead after a two-vehicle accident involving a semi truck and an SUV this morning in Harvey County, south of Newton.

An SUV was traveling northbound in the 5600 block of South Kansas Avenue when the vehicle rear-ended the semi as the semi was making a delivery to a home. Harvey County Communications was notified at 10:54 a.m.

The driver of the SUV, a woman in her mid-30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Identification of the victim will be made available at a later time, pending notification of family.

The driver of the semi was not injured.