A 19-year-old Attica woman, Gracie Burenheide, was killed in a vehicle vs. deer accident on U.S. 281 11 miles north of Medicine Lodge on Nov. 23.

An Attica woman was killed in a vehicle vs. deer accident Nov. 23 in Barber County on U.S. 281.

The accident occurred when a southbound 2013 Ford Explorer on U.S. 281 about 11 miles north of Medicine Lodge, driven by 64-year-old Calvin Boyd of Medicine Lodge, struck a deer that entered the roadway from the west ditch. The deer became airborne and hit a northbound 2007 Chevy Malibu driven by 19-year-old Gracie Burenheide of Attica who was killed in the accident. The Ford came to a stop facing south in the south bound lane while the Malibu went north into the northbound ditch facing northwest, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol On-line Crash Log website.

Burenheide's passenger Myrna Altha, 22 of Medicine Lodge was injured in the accident and transported to Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital. Boyd and his passenger 60-year-old Carla Boyd of Medicine Lodge were not injured in the accident. All four were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident that was reported at 6:16 p.m. on Nov. 23.