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Florence woman killed near Walton

Staff writer

Roberta Ann Winter, 50, of Florence died Monday from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident just after 5 p.m. northeast of Walton on U.S. 50.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, Luke Schmidt, 30, of Socorro, N.M., was driving a 1998 Honda CRV eastbound on U.S. 50, and had stopped to make a left-hand turn onto East Lake Road, which becomes Indigo Road as it crosses into Marion county.

Winter, driving a 2001 Ford Taurus, was also eastbound, and as she approached Schmidt’s vehicle attempted to pass it on the left.

Winter’s car collided with the rear of the Honda, and spun into the path of a westbound semitrailer, driven by Randy Henlon, 41, of Kansas City, Mo. Winter was killed in the collision.

Schmidt and Henlon escaped without injury.

Last modified Jan. 12, 2012

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