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UPDATED: Second victim dies from injuries in crash near Columbus

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Updated 10/6/13 9:02 PM CST: Freeman Hospital officials now say 31 year old Elizabeth Ryan has died from injuries she suffered in a head-on collision Friday night. The crash occurred on  US 160 in Cherokee County. Frank Williams, the driver of the other vehicle died at the scene. A passenger in his car, Fides Williams is no longer a patient at Freeman. 

Updated 10/5/13 7:54 PM CST: The identities of the victims in a deadly crash are now known.  The Kansas Highway Patrol says only one person  is dead after a crash in Cherokee county. Friday night KOAM was told by officials on scene that two people were killed. 

Frank Williams was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on US 160. His two passengers,  Fides Williams and Marie Natuel are both listed in fair condition at Freeman Hospital.  They were in a Toyota Camry driven by Frank Williams which was struck head on by a Dodge  Durango driven by 31 year old Elizabeth Ryan. She is in critical condition at Freeman according to a hospital spokeswoman. A one year old riding with Ryan, Hunter Hamelin was taken by private vehicle to the hospital. 

Updated 10/5/13 10:26 AM CST: More information released in fatal crash in Cherokee County, Kansas.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., on Highway 160 at milepost 452 or 5 miles west of K7, a 2000 Dodge Durango driven by 31 year old Elizabeth Ryan was traveling westbound and changed lanes to avoid slowing traffic, when it struck a 2006 Toyota Camry Solara, driven by Frank Williams.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. His two other passengers, a 47 year old female and 49 year old female were transported to Freeman hospital for injuries. The name of the 2nd deceased victim is still being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Ryan, and her 1-year old male passenger were taken to Freeman Hospital.

The investigation is still on going.

 

Updated at 9:20 PM CST:  Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves has confirmed that two people died in the crash west of Columbus.

Updated at 7:55 PM CST:  Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says the highway is now open to normal traffic.

 

Updated at 6:35 PM CST:  Authorities have confirmed one death in a two car collision five miles west of Columbus, Kansas.

 

Posted at 5:53 PM CST:  A medical helicopter and multiple ambulances are on the scene of a head on collision five miles west of Columbus, Kansas.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the crash on Highway 160 and SW 50th Street.

Our photographer on the scene says the area is blocked off and traffic is backed on Highway 160.

"Please stay clear of the area so emergency responders can work and treat those involved," the Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post.

More more details will be posted as they are confirmed.

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