STAFFORD COUNTY, Kan. An 18-year-old Haysville woman is dead after a rollover crash in Stafford County late Monday. It happened along Northeast 140th Street, around 12 miles north of St. John. Two others were hurt.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Alexandra Wheeler struck a deer carcass that was in the roadway. She lost control of the vehicle, which rolled into a ditch.
Wheeler was killed. A 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old female were taken to the hospital with serious injuries after the crash on their trip from Larned to Wichita. The KHP says Wheeler’s vehicle was actually involved in two accidents with the deer.
The trooper who worked the fatal crash says no one was hurt in the first collision in which Wheeler’s vehicle hit the live deer on the way to Larned.
Wheeler and the 30-year-old man riding with her, continued on to Larned and planned to remove the dead deer from the road on their way back to Wichita.
But instead, the trooper says her vehicle hit the deer carcass on the return trip, causing the car to flip. The 17-year-old was a second passenger in the car on the way home from Larned, the trooper says.
On the way home, Wheeler received a call from the man she was dating, Louis Walker.
“I called her, and she said she was on the road,” Walker said. “She said she was headed back to Wichita, and that was the last I heard from her.”
Walker knows her as “Ali.”
“I still can’t believe it man, it still hasn’t hit me that she’s gone,” he said.
He remembers her outgoing and kind personality.
“I was attracted to her from like first sight, because she was like real goofy. Just happy go lucky all the time, she was just a cool person,” Walker said.
He said Ali was pregnant with her third child when she died.
Funeral services for Wheeler are being made in Wichita.