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7-year-old Mesa girl dies in Kansas crash

Isabella Rodriguez-Rivera died Tuesday afternoon after a car she was traveling in attempted to pass another vehicle on a Kansas highway.
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MESA, Ariz. — A 7-year-old Arizona girl was killed in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 50 in in southwest Kansas. 

The Kansas Highway Patrol says that the child, Isabella Rodriguez-Rivera, was a passenger in a Volkswagen Tiguan that tried to pass a vehicle Tuesday at around 1:50 p.m. near the highway’s intersection with County Road 118 in Ford County. 

A 29-year-old woman from Mesa, Arizona, who was driving the Volkswagon east on the highway struck a Ford Transit 250 head-on on the westbound shoulder. 

The Wichita Eagle reports both vehicles went into the ditch. The child, also of Mesa, died. Both drivers were hospitalized.

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