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Kinsley teen dies in highway accident


A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County.

Aracely Martinez was taken to Via Christi Medical Center’s St. Francis Hospital in Wichita following the 4:30 a.m. accident on U.S. 54, 11 miles east of U.S. 282. She died later that morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, she was driving east in the westbound lane when her vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet Impala, struck the driver’s side of a westbound Kenworth pulling two trailers. It was driven by Anibal Ruiz-Figueroa, 56, of Sherman ...

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