Salina child killed in two-vehicle crash
A Salina child was fatally injured and several other children and two adults were injured Monday evening in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kansas Highway 140 and Burma Road, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.
Carmen Asebedo, 9, the only child not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from a sport utility vehicle when it collided with another SUV and overturned in the ditch at 5:30 p.m., according to the KHP report.
Also transported to Salina Regional Health Center were driver Christopher J. Garcia, 33; and passengers Melissa D. Martin, 28; Alex Z. Garcia, 7; Christian Garcia, 9; Angelina Asebedo, 11; and Damian C. Garcia, 4. They are all from Salina. A hospital spokesman did not immediately return a phone call for information on their conditions.
According to the KHP report, Joslyn A. Geiber, 24, of Salina, who was driving an SUV north on Burma Road, stopped at the stop sign at K-140 but then drove into the intersection and struck Garcia’s SUV. Geiber was not injured, according to the report.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt except Carmen Asebedo, according to the report.