Hays woman dies following crash

Hays Daily News - March 13, 2017


A Hays woman died of injuries she received Saturday when she attempted a left turn from the shoulder of U.S. Highway 183 about 2 miles south of Hays and her vehicle was struck by a northbound pickup truck.


Betty Jo Engel, 82, died at Hays Regional Medical Center following the 11:30 a.m. crash, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report.


According to the KHP report, Engel's sport utility vehicle had been parked on the southbound shoulder of U.S. Highway 183 before she attempted a left turn in front of the pickup driven by Colten W. Clark, 20, of Coldwater. Clark was not injured, according to the report.


Engel was not wearing a seat belt, and Clark was wearing a seat belt, the report said.


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