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Local woman killed in McPherson County accident

A Scott City woman was killed following an automobile accident in McPherson County on Wednesday.

The McPherson County Sheriff's Department says that at approximately 1:57 p.m., Emily E. Lightner, 37, was northbound on Plum Street when an eastbound 2001 white Dodge Stratus driven by a 16 year old male from McPherson failed to stop at a stop sign and struck Lightner's vehicle on the driver's side.

The Stratus came to a stop against a utility pole and caught fire. The Prius went off Plum Street through a barbed wire fence and came to rest on its roof in a nearby pasture.

Lightner was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16 year old male was transported by Reno County EMS to the Hutchinson Hospital. His condition is unknown.

Lightner, a mother of six and wife of Scott County Hospital physician Dr. Matthew Lightner, was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The Scott County Record

PO Box 377

Scott City, KS 67871

Phone: 620-872-2090

Fax: 620-872-0009