Woman in motorized wheelchair hit, killed in Wichita crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Police say a woman in a motorized wheelchair was hit and killed by a vehicle as she crossed a Wichita road, marking the city’s second crash death of a pedestrian in a wheelchair since mid-November.

Police say the crash happened Wednesday afternoon at an intersection in east Wichita, just north of McConnell Air Force Base.

Police say the 55-year-old woman was crossing a road when she was hit by a sport utility vehicle. There is no crosswalk at the intersection. The woman, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.

Police say the SUV driver is cooperating with the investigation. On Nov. 15, a 71-year-old wheelchair-bound man died after being hit by a car near the Wichita State University campus.

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