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Ruth Vasquez, 7, and Teresa Vasquez, 1, killed and four people injured in collision on Interstate 435 in Leawood, Kansas

Modified Date: 
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 6:17am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018

2 girls killed in crash on suburban Kansas City beltway

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday when a minivan came to a stop for an unknown reason on Interstate 435 in Leawood, Kansas. A tractor-trailer then struck the van, killing 7-year-old Ruth Vasquez and 1-year-old Teresa Vasquez. 

Deadly I-435 crash that killed two girls leaves Kansas City family shocked and heartbroken

The Vazquez family was on the way home from a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's in Overland Park, and in just one split-second the family has been changed forever.

State sues victims of deadly crash

The state of Kansas is suing the victims and other parties involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 435 two years ago.

KDOT won’t sue parents of kids killed in I-435 rear-end truck wreck after news report

“KDOT legal action to recover highway damages after accidents is routine, but in this case KDOT will not be seeking damages from the family and will remove them from the case,” the department said.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Ruth Vasquez
Teresa Vasquez
Angelica Hernandez-Valentin
Roadway: 
Interstate 435

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