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Hays woman killed, child hurt in Trego County accident


WAKEENEY -- A Hays woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:57 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 70, just east of the junction with U.S. Highway 283 in Trego County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Rebecca Ann Drummond, 21, was westbound on I-70 when the vehicle swerved into the passing lane. The vehicle rolled multiple times, coming to rest on its wheels and catching fire.

Drummond was taken to Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney, where she was pronounced dead.

A child, 1-year-old Vincent J. Drummond, also was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. His condition is unknown.

The KHP reported both were wearing seat belts.