An Emporia woman was killed and three others were injured in a one-vehicle crash late Tuesday night.
On Tuesday at approximately 11:13 p.m., the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Emporia/Lyon County EMS and Olpe First Responders were dispatched to the 600 block of South Highway 99 for a report of an injury accident.
One of three passengers in the vehicle, 22-year-old Cynthia Flores-Rosas of Emporia, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. Flores-Rosas was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, upon arrival, it was determined that, 23-year-old Serena Carolina Maria Tovar of Emporia was traveling northbound in the 600 block of South Highway 99 in a silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway into the east ditch, rolling several times.
Tovar was transported by ambulance to Newman Regional Heath in Emporia with serious injuries. Tovar was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Alondra Elizara Perez, a 24-year-old passenger, was transported was also to Newman Regional Hospital with serious injuries. She was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Bethany Clarisse Torres, 22, of Emporia, was transported to Newman Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening. Torres was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Newman Regional Health does not provide status information to the media.
The investigation is ongoing by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. The Gazette will provide updates to this story as more information becomes available.