Passenger Ted Shoemaker, 49, dies when he’s thrown from rolling vehicle
• L&T staff report
A vehicle accident in Finney County Thursday afternoon claimed the life of a Ulysses man as well as sent a Garden City woman to the hospital.
According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident occurred 10.7 miles south of the U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 83 junction near Plymell.
A 1993 Cadillac driven by Barbara Jean Hampton, 52, was northbound on Hwy. 83 and attempted to pass another vehicle, the report noted. A semi was coming southbound. Hampton jerked back into the northbound lanes, overcorrected and entered the east ditch. The Cadillac rolled twice, ejecting both occupants, according to the report.
The passenger, Ted Shoemaker, 49, died as a result of his injuries. Hampton was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital and later flown to St. Francis in Wichita.
The report indicated no safety restraints were worn by either occupant of the Cadillac.