67-year-old woman found dead in car near Westwood City Hall


Westwood Police say they found a 67-year-old woman dead after an apparent single-car accident that left her car against a tree just south of Westwood City Hall.

The department’s media release on the incident is below:

On Wednesday, January 17th, at about 6:08AM, a 67 yoa, KCK, female was discovered in her car north of the KU Dialysis center, 4720 Rainbow Blvd. The car appeared to have come from the area of the Dialysis center parking lot, across the grass and hit a tree south of the Westwood City Hall, near the intersection of Rainbow Blvd. and 47th Place.

Initially, it appears that there may have been a medical emergency involved in the accident.

However, with the assistance of the Shawnee Police Department’s Traffic Unit the case remains under investigation. There was no one else in the vehicle and no one else was injured.

We are having difficulty notifying family so the name is being withheld pending those contacts.

Should anyone have information about the accident they can call Dispatch 913-782-0720 or the TIPS Hotline 816-474-8477.