MCPHERSON COUNTY — A western Kansas woman died in an accident just before 2 p.m Wednesday in McPherson County.
According to the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle driven by Emily Lightner, 37, of Scott City, was northbound on Plum Street. A car driven by a 16-year-old who ran a stop sign at the intersection with Avenue V hit Lightner’s vehicle.
The impact sent Lightner’s vehicle through a fence, where it rolled onto its top. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, whose name was not released, was taken by EMS to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.
Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, according to the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office.
The Inman Fire Department, Hutchinson Fire Department, and the Reno County Sheriff’s Department all assisted in the accident, which occurred where McPherson, Reno and Rice Counties intersect along Plum Street.