Dodge City woman killed in three-vehicle crash on U.S. 54
KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan. — A 63-year old Dodge City woman was killed and five others injured following a three-vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 54, three miles west of the Kingman city limits.
The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday when Grant Holmes, 28, of Lawrence was headed westbound on U.S. 54 in a 2018 Kia. Juan Hondal-Massip, 66, of Dodge City was headed eastbound on 54 in a 2007 Toyota Corolla.
Holmes’ vehicle crossed over the center line and struck Hondal-Massip’s vehicle after low visibility from a grass fire in a field caused Holmes to cross the center line and hit Hondal-Massip’s Corolla head-on.
The Kansas Highway Patrol’s Crash Logs report that both vehicles were disabled in the middle of the highway after the collision. At that point a 2015 Ford F150 truck driven by Michael Worsley, 36, of Kansas City, MO., rear-ended Hondal-Massip’s Corolla.
Magaly Garcia-Jimenez, 63, of Dodge City, who was a passenger in the Corolla was taken to the Kingman County Hospital before she was pronounced dead from the injuries she had sustained from the accident. Garcia-Jimenez was not wearing her seat belt according to the KHP.
Holmes was taken to the Kingman County Hospital with minor injuries, while Hondal-Massip and a passenger from his car, 60-year-old Elizabeth Caraballo, of Dodge City were both taken to Kingman County Hospital with serious injuries. They were all three each wearing their seat belt. 39-year-old Maikel Hernandez-Morea, of Dodge City, a passenger in Hondal-Massip’s vehicle was also taken to the Kingman County Hospital with minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP.
There were three passengers in Worsley’s F150. Raymond Munoz, 52, of Syracuse, and Jakenzee Worsley, 11, of Kansas City, Mo. They both were wearing their seat belts and sustained minor injuries. Worsley and 13-year-old Alexis Worsley, of Kansas City, Kan., were both wearing their seat belts and did not suffer any injuries.
The accident occurred just two hours after an injury accident happened at the same mile-marker (169.2). Both accidents were started by low visibility from the grass fire.