Canton Crash Victims Announced


The victims in the Friday afternoon vehicle accident have been identified and next of kin have been notified. Mary Lee Unruh, 83 and Robert E. Unruh, 88 both of Canton, were fatally wounded in an accident on Us. Highway 56 near 25th Avenue, 2.5 miles west of Canton.

The driver of the second vehicle Julie Ann Hunter, 41 of Anoka, Minnesota was transported to McPherson Hospital with serious injuries.

Canton Emergency Medical Services, Canton Fire Department, Canton Police Department, Galva Fire Department, McPherson Emergency Medical Services, McPherson Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol personnel responded to the scene after receiving the call at 2:48 p.m. on Nov. 22.

Hunter was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus and was not wearing a seat belt during the incident. The Unruh’s were driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica and were both wearing their seatbelts.

The accident is currently under investigation.

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