Teacher Killed in Car Accident

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita educators and students are mourning the death of a middle school social studies teacher who was killed in a car crash in southwest Missouri.

Beth Adamson died Monday in an accident at 11:45 about 10 miles north of Joplin, Mo., after her husband failed to stop at a stop sign and their car was broadsided by a pickup truck on Missouri 43.

The 50-year-old Adamson had worked for the Wichita School District for 25 years, most of that time as a fourth-grade teacher at Mueller Elementary School. Last year she became a social studies teacher at Mead Middle School in the district.

Her husband, John Adamson, sustained minor injuries while the driver of the pickup truck, Gary Colson, 63, of Joplin, suffered serious injuries.