Woman Dies after Accident Hooking up Gooseneck Trailer

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The deceased was hooking up a gooseneck stock trailer when she became pinned between the truck and the trailer.

GIRARD, Kan. (KSNF/KODE) — A Crawford County woman dies after a trailer pins her in an accident on private property. The Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 12:40 pm Sunday afternoon.

Deputies responded to 1012 W. St. John in Girard for a vehicle versus pedestrian injury.

They say Martha Murphy, 68, was assisting driver Steven Murphy, 68, with hooking up a gooseneck stock trailer when she became pinned between the truck and the trailer.

She sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at Girard Medical Center.

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