WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police identified four people that were killed in a crash Saturday evening.
It happened just after 7:30 p.m. near Kellogg and Oliver.
A car hit the wall on the Oliver Street bridge.
Police say 39-year-old Andrew Montgomery, 26-year-old Jessica Metzger, 23-year-old Sara Smith, and 27-year-old Victoria Daughtery were all killed.
Another woman was critically injured, and she was transported to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.
Police believe the driver, 39-year-old Andrew Montgomery, had a serious medical condition, and the driver was hired help from Triple B’s Express to keep the women safe as they were out drinking.
Officers believe that Metzger and the fourth passenger currently in the hospital tried to grab the wheel of the SUV to keep it from hitting vehicles.
“We believe the passengers were trying to get control at the time of collision that’s what actually caused the vehicle to veer away from the vehicle stopped in traffic and prevented that vehicle from becoming involved,” said Lt. Joe Schroeder, Wichita Police Department.
Police say in this case, the women were trying to do the right thing by using a hired driver to take care of them while they were out drinking.
While evidence suggests the driver suffered a major health condition while driving, police need to interview the surviving victim.
The owner of Triple B’s Express told KSN that his heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the families and that they are trying to get all the information on what occurred.
Police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
They will still be doing a toxicology report on the driver.
In Wichita this year, 10 people have been killed in accidents.