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Kay County Accident Claims Two

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An accident last Wednesday morning near Blackwell has now claimed a second victim.  The one vehicle accident occurred in the early morning hours last Wednesday morning, but we are just now learning the identities of the two victims.  71 year old Ernest Garrett was a passenger in the vehicle and died at the Blackwell hospital.  The driver of the car was 45 year old Rickie Thele of Blackwell.  He was taken to the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and admitted in critical condition.  He died yesterday afternoon of injuries suffered in that accident.  Both victims were thrown from the vehicle when it left the roadway and rolled.  The accident is still under investigation by the Highway Patrol.