Sarah Jean Kemp, 28, of Nekoma and 60-year-old  Melissa Denise Higginbotham die in fatal Larned car crash, Pawnee County on K-156 – Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sarah Jean Kemp, 28, of Nekoma has died in a fatal Larned car crash that occurred in Pawnee County on K-156. It happened on Thursday, September 16, 2021. The accident happened when Sarah, while in a 2003 Suburban, lost control of the vehicle and went onto the southbound shoulder.

In an attempt to regain control, she overcorrected and drove into westbound traffic where she crashed into a Dodge Caravan driven by 60-year-old  Melissa Denise Higginbotham.

Both Melissa and Sarah were killed on the scene.

Investigations into the accident are still underway.