Sep 15, 2021 8:00 AM

7-year-old dies in head-on crash on Kansas highway

Posted Sep 15, 2021 8:00 AM

FORD COUNTY— A child died in an accident just before 2p.m. Tuesday in Ford County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan driven by Shelby A. Ansari, 29, Mesa, Arizona, was eastbound on U.S. 50 at County Road 118.

The driver attempted to pass a vehicle in front and struck a 2015 Ford Transit driven by Allen D. Cheney, 41, Dodge City, head-on. Both vehicles came to rest in the north ditch.

 A passenger in the Volkswagen Isabella  Rodriguez-Rivera, 7, Mesa, Arizona, was pronounced dead at the scene.

EMS transported Ansari Wesley Medical Center and Cheney to Western Plains Medical Center in Dodge City. Rodriguez-Rivera was not in a child safety seat, according to the KHP.