ELDERLY WOMAN KILLED IN FIVE CAR CRASH IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS. By Mass Appeal News
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (MassAppealNews.com) – Thelma J. Hedge, 90, lost her life on Tuesday during a violent head-on collision that consisted of five motor vehicles near 91st Street and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kan. The multi-car accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. According to police reports, Hedge was traveling down the wrong side of the road at a high rate of speed when she collided with four other cars.
Hedge died instantly. Two other people were hospitalized and treated for minor injuries. “I turned my car, I hit a car, and then I … look in my mirror and all the cars behind me are getting hit, one right after another,” said Esther Lorke whose car was hit in the accident. “It happened so fast.” As police officers and firefighters offered aid, Parallel Parkway (both eastbound and westbound lanes) was closed.