Wellington Teen Killed in Crash

| January 9, 2013
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One person died in an accident on Highway 224 in Lafayette County Wednesday afternoon.  According to the Highway Patrol, Trevor Bowling, 18, of Wellington, crossed the center line and struck the vehicle driven by Jamie Brooks, 35, of Lexington.  Bowling’s car travelled off the side of the road and struck a guardrail.  He was killed in the accident and his passenger, Candace Birkett, 20, of Wellington, was transported by helicopter to Research Hospital in Kansas City with serious injuries.  Brooks’ car overturned and became fully engulfed in flames.  She was transported to Lafayette County Regional Hospital with moderate injuries.

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