Ellis woman killed, two injured in two-car wreck

Hays Daily News

Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident w/ Injury, 110th Ave and Fairground Rd, Ellis County, KS.

A 93-year-old Ellis woman died at the scene of a two-car accident southwest of Ellis on Friday afternoon, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.

A 79-year-old man in the same vehicle was taken by Ellis County EMS to HaysMed for treatment, as was a 17-year-old teenager in the second vehicle.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, at 1:50 p.m. a 911 call was received reporting a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of 110th Avenue and Fairground Road in Ellis County.

Sheriff’s deputies determined that 17-year-old Kolton Keller was driving westbound on Fairground Road approaching the controlled intersection of 110th Avenue.

Ellis resident Terrance Kohl, 79, was driving northbound on 110th Avenue with his passenger, Evelyn Kohl, 93. They were also approaching the controlled intersection.

As both vehicles entered the intersection, Keller failed to yield for a posted stop sign at 110th Avenue, according to the release.

Keller’s vehicle collided with the passenger side of the Kohl’s vehicle, sending it into the northwest ditch. Keller’s vehicle continued westerly through the intersection and ended up on its driver’s side, the release said.

The accident is still under investigation by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office and the 23rd Judicial District Coroner's Office.