Accident In Rice County Claims Two Lives, 8-Year-Old Injured

By Fred Gough ~ Hutch Post

Two people were killed early Monday morning after a two vehicle accident in Rice County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Virginia D. Larkin of Lyons was northbound on K-14 and for an unknown reason, crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by 75-year-old Laverne Barnes of Sterling. Both drivers were killed in the accident.

An 8-year-old child, Brianna D. Larkin also of Lyons was first taken to Lyons District Hospital, then taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for treatment of a broken leg.

Rice County Undersheriff Cody Goforth says the vehicles collided head-on and adds that icy roads were a factor in the accident.

The accident occurring just before 7:30 a-m Monday about a quarter of a mile north of Sterling.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    My heart breaks for you Bri, words can not express! Keep watching over her Ginny!