Victims In Fatal Kansas Crash From Aurora

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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ELLSWORTH, Kan. -- The Kansas Highway Patrol says four people who died Tuesday in an accident in Ellsworth County were from Colorado.

The patrol identified the victims as 54-year-old Kevin J. Dorrell; 51-year-old Debra M. Dorrell; 15-year-old Justin Turner; and 11-year-old Joe Turner, all of Aurora, Colo.

A spokeswoman for Wesley Medical Center in Wichita said Thursday 9-year-old Jonah Turner, who was pulled from the wreckage, was in critical condition.

The Wichita Eagle reports that ( ) Trooper Ben Gardner says the children were brothers and the Dorrells were their grandparents and legal guardians.

The family was traveling from Aurora, Colo., to Mississippi when their vehicle hit a disabled semi-trailer truck that had stopped along Interstate 70 about eight miles north of Ellsworth.

The truck driver was not injured.

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