A 63-year-old Dodge City woman was killed, and five others were injured, in a three-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 54 in Kingman County.
At about 2:38 p.m. Saturday, Grant Holmes, 28, of Lawrence, was westbound on U.S. 54 in a 2018 Kia passenger car, while Juan Hondal-Massip, 66, of Dodge City, was eastbound on U.S. 54 in a 2007 Toyota Corolla. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, due to dense smoke caused by a grass fire on the side of the highway, visibility was greatly reduced, and Holmes’ vehicle crossed the center line and struck Hondal-Massip’s vehicle head-on.
After the collision, both vehicles were disabled in the middle of the roadway, according to the KHP, at which time an eastbound 2015 Ford F150 driven by Michael Worsley, 36, of Kansas City, Mo., rear-ended the Corolla.
A passenger in the Corolla, Magaly Garcia-Jimenez, 63, of Dodge City, died from injuries she sustained in the accident. She was not wearing her seat belt, according to the KHP.
Holmes, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Kingman County Hospital with suspected minor injuries.
Hondal-Massip and another passenger in his vehicle, 60-year-old Elizabeth Caraballo of Dodge City, were taken to Kingman County Hospital with suspected serious injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. Another passenger in the Corolla, 39-year-old Maikel Hernandez-Morea of Dodge City, was also taken to Kingman County Hospital with suspected minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.
There were three passengers in Worsley’s vehicle. Raymond Munoz, 52, of Syracuse, and Jakenzee Worsley, 11, of Kansas City, Mo., sustained minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. Michael Worsley and another passenger, Alexis Worsley, 13, of Kansas City, Kan., suffered no apparent injuries and both were wearing seat belts.