Woman Arrested in Connection With Kansas Triple Fatality Collision

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman involved in a collision that killed three people in Kansas has been captured in Nebraska.

Jackson County, Kansas, Sheriff Tim Morse says in a news release that 49-year-old Maria Perez-Marquez, of Omaha, was arrested by U.S. Marshals Tuesday in Nebraska. Details of where she was arrested were not immediately released.

Perez-Marquez is charged in Kansas with three counts of involuntary manslaughter after a crash in November near Holton that killed the mother, sister and uncle of two Kansas high school football players shortly after the family watched the boys’ Sabetha team win a state football championship. Two other people were injured.

Perez-Marquez failed to appear in Jackson County District Court in October.

Morse says Perez-Marquez is being held in Omaha awaiting an extradition hearing.

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