3 pronounced dead after head-on collision in southern Kan construction area.

SUMNER CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Three people have been pronounced dead and four others have been sent to hospitals after a head-on collision in a construction zone in southern Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol Accident Log reports that just after 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, officials were called to the 26.4 mile post area on I-35 at Sumner Co. with reports of an accident.

When officials arrived, they said they discovered a 2017 Honda Accord driven by Sheena N. Harroald, 37, of Wichita, was heading north on the freeway when the vehicle drifted left into an area one-on-one construction. As a result, the Honda cut a 2017 Chevy Cruze driven by 46-year-old Eric W. Stevenson of Bowman, ND, then hit a 2020 Chevy Traverse driven by 64-year-old Larry D. Triplett of Wichita head-on.

Officials said Harroald and two of his passengers — Wanda F. Tidwell, 86, of Park City, and Nathelia F. McIntosh, 62, of Wichita — were all pronounced dead at the scene. The only surviving passenger in the car was Shala D. Harroald, 42, of Wichita, who was sent to St. Francis of Wichita Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

KHP noted that the other two drivers, Stevenson and Triplett, were also sent to Saint Francis Hospital with suspected minor injuries. A passenger in Triplett’s car, Vickey Yvonne Triplett, was also sent to hospital with suspected serious injuries.