New York Woman Injured in Ellsworth County Crash on I-70

An Albany, New York woman was injured in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County early Wednesday evening.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Awng Ra, 39, was conversing with a passenger while driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla east on I-70 about two miles east of Wilson at about 5:45 p.m., when the vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder of the road

Ra attempted to stop the vehicle and stepped on the accelerator instead. The vehicle entered the south ditch and continued up the embankment, going through a barb wire fence, and came to a stop facing southeast.

Ra was transported to Ellsworth County Medical Center with minor injuries. The passenger, Chyung Nyoi, 41, of Denver, Colorado, was not injured.

Both women were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, according to the Highway Patrol.

Updated: May 18, 2017 — 2:20 pm




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