Accident in Hillsboro Thursday morning kills Topeka woman, injures another

By Nick Gosnell
September 05, 2014

An accident in Hillsboro on Thursday morning killed a Topeka woman and sent a Marion woman to a Wichita hospital.

According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, the 2011 Buick LaCrosse driven by 82 year old Joyce A Smith of Topeka pulled out into oncoming traffic on Highway 56 in Hillsboro and was struck by a Peterbilt semi driven by 29 year old Grant A Unruh of Hesston.

Smith was killed in the accident and her passenger, 85 year old Jean E Case of Marion was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for treatment.