Butler County Times Gazette
  • Double fatality accident on I-135

  • Emergency personnel responded to a double-fatality accident Thursday afternoon on Interstate Highway 135 near southbound milemarker 63.
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  • Emergency personnel responded to a double-fatality accident Thursday afternoon on Interstate  135 near southbound milemarker 63.
    At 3:55 p.m. Thursday, a vehicle driven by Pamela Pierce, 56, of Hutchinson was in the driving lane on northbound I-135. She attempted to pass another vehicle, cutting in front of a vehicle driven by Kay Pautz, 69, of Alexandria. Pautz’s vehicle struck the rear of Pierce’s and swerved, which then caused Pautz’s vehicle to roll across the median and into the southbound ditch.
    Also in Pautz’s vehicle was Gary Pautz, 70, of Alexandria.
    Lifewatch deployed for at least one victim, but neither Kay nor Gary Pautz survived. Pierce may have been injured but was not taken to a hospital. A 3-year-old passenger in Pierce’s vehicle was uninjured.

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