Woman, 2 children killed in crash near Pratt school – KWCH

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Wednesday morning update: The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the identity of the driver killed in a crash in Pratt on Tuesday.
The KHP said 32-year-old Lilia Jasmin Barajas, of Wichita, was driving her 2021 Nissan Kicks westbound on US-54. A 2014 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer was stopped on US-54 in a construction zone. The Kicks ran into the rear trailer and came to rest facing westbound.
Barajas and two juveniles in her vehicle died in the crash. The KHP did not release the names or ages of the juveniles.
Tuesday evening Update: The person who suffered critical injuries in the crash has since died, bringing the total number of deaths to three. All three were occupants of a Nissan SUV that rear-ended a semi-trailer.
The driver of the SUV was a woman in her 30s; the other two killed were children.
The semi was stopped along with westbound traffic in a construction zone. The SUV drove into the semi, and preliminary indications show that the driver made no attempt to stop.
The children were wearing safety restraints, but the driver was not wearing a seat belt.
Update 11:55 a.m.: The Kansas Highway Patrol confirmed two people are dead in the crash on US 54 at mile marker 136, just west of Pratt and east of Skyline High School.
The crash involved a passenger car and a commercial vehicle. One person suffered “very critical injuries,” the KHP said. US 54 is shut down in that area, and the critical response team is on the scene.
The KHP could not confirm which vehicle was carrying the passengers who were killed.
The Kansas Highway Patrol confirmed it is working a crash west of Pratt.
The crash happened near Skyline High School.
KHP did not have information on the number or the condition of the victims as of 11:15 a.m.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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