Northeast Kansas woman killed in Osage County crash

OSAGE COUNTY, Kansas — A northeast Kansas woman was killed in a single vehicle crash Saturday night, Kansas Highway Patrol said.

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were headed westbound on 125th Street just west of Wanamaker at about 11 p.m. when the driver lost control of the 2007 Nissan Murano, causing it to leave the roadway and hit a tree.

The passenger, 29-year-old Tasha Arketa, of Holton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 20-year-old driver was transported to a Topeka hospital for injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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