One dead following crash involving deer near Rossville

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One person is dead and two others are injured following a crash Tuesday evening near Rossville.

Authorities were dispatched shortly after 7:30 p.m. after a passenger car struck a deer on Hwy 24, about a mile east of Rossville. The driver was attempting to avoid hitting the deer, and in doing so, left the roadway, drove into a ditch then turned back into the roadway where it struck an oncoming vehicle.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 63-year-old Lucinda Mitchell of Rossville, a passenger in the first car, died at the scene. The driver, 61-year-old Christopher Mitchell, also of Rossville, sustained a serious injury and was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 57-year-old Mary Gruber of Silver Lake, also complained of pain and was transported to Stormont Vail.

The highway was shut down for several hours following the crash.

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