Crash also injures 2 baby girls, one remains in critical condition today
• Daily Leader staff report
A collision between an automobile and a semi truck resulted in the death of a Satanta woman and injuries to two 10-month-old babies Tuesday afternoon north of Sublette.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the deceased, Alicia Carrasco, 49, was a passenger in a 2005 Dodge Durango when the vehicle collided with a 2001 Peterbilt around 2 p.m. Tuesday 15 miles north of Sublette on U.S. Highway 83.
The Durango was driven by 24-year-old Marissa Carrasco, Satanta, and headed south on Hwy. 83 when the vehicle travelled left of center and then was struck on the northbound shoulder by the semi driven by Shawn Harney, 45, of Tribune. Harney was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the incident.
Marissa Carrasco was taken to St. Catherines Hospital in Garden City, and as of this morning, she has been treated and released from the hospital.
There were two 10-month-old girls in the Durango that were also injured, and according to the report, one of the babies was air-flighted to Wichita’s Wesley Hospital for further treatment of her injuries. A spokesman at Wesley listed her condition as “critical” as of this morning.
The other child was transported to St. Catherine Hospital, and her condition was listed as “good” earlier today.
The KHP report noted that both children were in car seats, but the seats were “not properly installed.”
The report also confirmed both Carrasco women were also utilizing their seat belts.