Two Andover teenagers were killed Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle in which they were riding crashed with a semitrailer on Interstate 35 in Emporia. The accident was reported at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2009 Kia Rio driven by 18-year-old Jessica Audrey Lotz, of Andover, was southbound on I-35 near mile marker 129.8, just west of Merchant Street, in Emporia.
Her vehicle crossed the center median and struck a northbound 2012 Freightliner. Two passengers in the Kia, Kyle Rene Moody, 18, and Holland Kay Moody, 19, both of Andover, were killed.
Kyle Moody was taken to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka where she was pronounced dead. She was wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.
Holland Moody was pronounced dead at the scene and wasn’t wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
Lotz, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Newman Medical Center in Emporia with serious injuries.
The driver of the semitractor, identified as 48-year-old Jimmy Dale Cunningham, of Centralia, Mo., was uninjured. An occupant of the vehicle, Linda Kay Cunningham, 44, also of Centralia, was taken to Newman Medical Center with undetermined injuries. Both of them were reported as wearing seat belts.