Driver killed in Shawnee County head-on car crash identified

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A driver died Friday morning in a two-vehicle car crash north of Topeka, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff.

The Sheriff’s office identified the woman as 18-year-old Hanna Blick from Valley Falls.

Deputies went to the scene of a reported injury accident around 1:30 a.m. and found two cars involved in a head-on crash in the 1600 block of Northeast 46th Street. Both vehicles had only the drivers as occupants. The car driving eastbound on 46th crossed into the westbound lanes and hit the vehicle on the other side, investigators said.

An ambulance took Blick, who was seriously injured, to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead, according to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. The second driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital by a personal vehicle.

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