Second Person Dies Following Kansas Turnpike Rollover Accident

A second person has died following a rollover accident on the Kansas Turnpike on Friday morning.

According to the accident log on the Kansas Turnpike’s Web site, the driver, Wichita resident, Max McCutcheon, was traveling southbound and lost control for an unknown reason sending the vehicle into a rear wheel skid at Mile post 108.2 in Chase County on the Kansas Turnpike. The vehicle, a 1985 Chevrolet SUV, went into the grassy ditch, overturned three times and came to rest facing southbound in the southbound ditch on its wheels.

McCutcheon, 18, died in the accident. He was ejected from the vehicle. According to the accident log, he was not wearing a seat belt. One other occupant of the vehicle, Blanca Villanueva, 23, of Wichita, has died. Haley Randall, 21, of Rose Hill was injured in the accident. The log stated that Randall and Villanueva also were not wearing seat belts.

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