June 15, 2024

RICHMOND – One was killed and two were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 6 p.m. Friday night at the intersection of Allen Road and Eisenhower Road on the Anderson/Franklin County line. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that Cindy Wilson, 51, rural Richmond, was pronounced dead at the scene. Wilson was a passenger in a a 1994 Ford Tempo driven by John Auten, 54, also of rural Richmond. Troopers said Auten was northbound on Meade Road in Anderson County — Eisenhower Road in Franklin County — and a 1997 Ford pick-up driven by Larry Wicks, 56, rural Richmond, was westbound on Allen Road. Troopers said Auten entered the intersection and was hit by Wicks. Auten was taken by helicopter to Overland Park Regional Hospital. Wicks was taken by Franklin County EMS ambulance to the same hospital. Troopers said Wilson and Auten weren’t wearing safety restraints. They didn’t know if Wicks was wearing safety restraints. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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