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Ellsworth woman dies in I-70 collision

POSTED January 4, 2011 6:59 p.m.


An Ellsworth woman died in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at the Hedville Road intersection with Interstate 70 in Saline County.

Mary A. Donley, 82, was taken to Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home in Salina. The other driver, 18-year-old Austin Shane Nelson, 18, of Salina, was not injured. Both were wearing seat belts.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Nelson was in a southbound Ford truck on Hedville Road at 8 a.m. Donley was exiting from eastbound I-70 in a Ford van but attempted to get back onto the Interstate and pulled out in front of Nelson, whose truck struck the van on the driver’s side.

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