Woman hit, killed by her own vehicle in back-to-back I-35 crashes

Posted: 8:48 AM, Jan 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-12 17:34:33Z

OLATHE, Kan. -- Kendyl Walter was standing outside her vehicle Thursday after getting in a wreck on I-35 that completely disabled her vehicle. When another driver came up behind the crash scene and rear-ended her car, the impact spun her car toward her.

The car hit and killed the 22-year-old Olathe woman, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. 

The fatal crash was near the 119th Street exit in the southbound lanes of I-35, per KHP.

The report did not say whether or not the second driver would face any charges or questioning related to the fatal crash. Two people were initially detained but have since been released. 

Officials said the investigation would look into the possibility that wintry road conditions contributed to the crash.

KHP did not release any information on the circumstances of the crash that prompted Walter to exit her vehicle.