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For Immediate Release
Date: April 26, 2022
Contact: Lieutenant Benjamin Blick
Telephone: 316.660.3880

Fatality Accident 04.25.22


DATE:                                                APRIL 26, 2022

AGENCY:                                          SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                       WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                   (316) 660-3880

CONTACT:                                        LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN BLICK


At approximately 9:26 P.M. on April 25, 2022, a 2011 Chevy Impala struck a pedestrian in the 12000 block of east 31st Street South. The driver of the Chevy was westbound on 31st Street South. The pedestrian was walking a dog, westbound on the north edge of the roadway.


The 44-year-old female pedestrian, Melissa Mertes of Wichita, died at the scene. The dog she was walking also died at the scene.


The 18-year-old female driver of the Chevy Impala from Rose Hill, Kansas was not injured.


The circumstances of the collision are under investigation.




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