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Kansas woman killed in accident near Oklahoma border


A 20-year-old Kansas woman died Sunday after the truck she was riding in smashed into a concrete highway barrier in a rural part of southwest Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday along state Highway 1 in Comanche County, which isn’t far from Woods County in northwest Oklahoma.

According to KOCO-TV, the accident report stated that Brittney Marie Turley was a passenger in a 2014 Dodge Ram that veered across the centerline and struck the barrier, but it wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash. The truck was driven by a 22-year-old relative of Turley.

Turley was taken to Comanche County Hospital where she died. The 22-year-old driver was taken to a Wichita hospital with possible serious injuries.

Both Turley and the driver were from Coldwater, Kansas.

Turley was a cheerleader at the University of Oklahoma.