Passenger dies in single-car accident near Scranton

A Holton woman was killed in a single-car accident northwest of Scranton late Saturday night.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Daniel M. Martin, 20, of Netawaka, was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano westbound on 125th Street, when he lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway on the north side of the road and struck a tree.

A passenger in the vehicle, Tasha R. Arketa, 29, of Holton, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

The accident occurred approximately 4.4 miles northwest of Scranton at about 10:55 p.m. May 11. The KHP report indicated Martin was transported to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka, with unspecified injuries. Martin was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, but Arketa was not, according to the report.

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