Eleven people were sent to the hospital after a 17-year-old girl allegedly let go of the steering wheel to kill a spider one mile east of Great Bend in Barton County.
At 1:36 p.m., Diana Nicole Bell, 17, of Claflin was driving east on U.S. 56 when she noticed a spider on her lap, let go of the steering wheel and started swatting at the spider, according Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
She crossed the center lane and reportedly struck the vehicle of Felix Perez, 62, of Liberal head on. Perez’s vehicle then bounced off and struck the eastbound vehicle of Charleeann Dailing, 33 of Satanta head on.
The debris from the second collision struck and damaged the vehicle of Dean C. Bell, 53 of Lansing, according to the report.
Patricia Roldan-Perez, 56, David Perez, 15, Edith Rivera-Perez, 3, all of Liberal were in Felix’s vehicle. Jerod William Dailing, 36 of Nickerson, Ethan Witthuhn, 9, of Hutchinson, Julieann Dailing, 3, Hutchinson, Tahjay Harrison, 5, also of Hutchinson, and Amy Cole, 7, of Hutchinson were in Charleeann’s vehicle.
I think we all know the only appropriate course of action now: BAN ALL SPIDERS. It’s the only way to keep the roads safe.
17-Year-Old Girl Freaks Out, Puts Eleven People In The Hospital Trying To Kill A Spider