Newton woman dies in traffic accident

December 08, 2018 - 5:51 pm

A traffic accident early Saturday morning has claimed the life of a Newton woman.

The crash happened just after 6 AM on the northbound exit ramp of I-235 to Central Avenue.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 47-year-old Mareco Bonds was exiting I-235 onto Central when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway and entered the east ditch. The vehicle then struck a concrete KDOT drain at Central.

Bonds was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A female passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Kelsey Hanna, was also taken to a local hospital. She later died from her injuries.

Troopers at the scene say Hanna was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

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