Newton, KS – Woman Dies in Hit-&-Run at 24th St & I-135

Newton, KS - Woman Dies in Hit-&-Run at 24th St & I-135

Newton, KS (April 9, 2024) – On Monday, April 8, a woman was killed after a hit-and-run accident in the Newton area. The deadly accident was reported at the intersection of 24th Street and Interstate 135 sometime between 6 and 8 a.m. Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene after being notified of a woman lying in an embankment. 

Local reports revealed that the pedestrian was hit by a white Honda or Accord on 24th Street. The impact caused the woman to fall into a nearby embankment. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. A truck driver reported the incident to authorities early that morning around 9 a.m. The injured party sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. The deceased victim was identified as 64-year-old Laurie Robinson of Newton. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Hit-&-Run Crashes in Kansas

Newton, KS - Woman Dies in Hit-&-Run at 24th St & I-135In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in hit-and-run collisions in the United States. There are more than 682,000 hit-and-run accidents reported annually on American roads. Almost every 43 seconds, a hit-and-run is reported in the United States, and according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who fled the scene of an accident contribute to about 2,500 deaths. The majority of these fatalities involve pedestrians and cyclists who are not able to get the required medical treatment to achieve a full recovery. You may be able to pursue a claim for compensation after a deadly crash with a trained lawyer. 

A deadly crash is always difficult to manage on your own. You want to pursue justice after losing someone close to you by working with a trained Newton wrongful death lawyer. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to take on your case. Contact our law offices today at 620-524-0080. 

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