Authorities Identify 2 Killed In Van Crash Near Newton

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified two people killed in the crash of a passenger van near Newton that also injured five others.

Stephanie Manyseng, 35, and Rudy Perez-Marcial, 43, both of Wichita, died in the Saturday morning crash, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

Investigators said the crash occurred when the 16-passenger van carrying seven people went off Interstate 135 between two bridges, down an embankment and hit a bridge pillar. Officials have said it’s unclear why the van left the road.

Manyseng and Perez-Marcial died at the scene, officials said. Two others were critically injured and three others were seriously injured. Those injured ranged in age from 19 to 58, investigators said.

The accident remains under investigation.

Newton is 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) north of Wichita.