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3 children killed in weekend crash on Kansas Turnpike


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three children have been killed in a weekend crash on the Kansas Turnpike in the Topeka area, authorities say.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the crash happened Saturday morning when the minivan went through a barrier wall and collided with a tractor-trailer.

The patrol identified the victims as Laila El Azari and Kylie Lund, both 9, and Brooklyn Peery, 8, all of Topeka.

The minivan's driver, a 5—year-old boy and and a 9-year-old girl also were taken to a hospital. But the patrol says the rig's driver wasn't hurt.


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