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Second woman in Hillsboro crash dies

Jean Case, 85, of Marion, injured Thursday in a motor vehicle accident near Hillsboro, died Saturday at Wesley Medical Center.

Case was a passenger in a 2011 Buick Lacrosse driven by former Marion resident Joyce Smith, 82, of Topeka, that collided Thursday with an eastbound semi truck as Smith turned in front of the truck at US-56 and Ash St. in Hillsboro, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Smith died at the scene.

Case was airlifted to Wesley, where she had surgery Thursday to repair multiple fractures, according to family members. Her death was confirmed by a relative. No additional details were available.

The Highway Patrol reported that the eastbound semi was driven by Grant Unruh, 29, of Hesston. He was not injured, troopers reported.

Last modified Sept. 7, 2014