Marion couple killed in car wreck outside of Newton

Two Marion residents lost their lives in an accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 135 near the Newton outlet mall.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash report online, those killed in the accident were Denice K. Bina, 65, of Marion and Raymond C. Bina, 71, of Marion. Both had safety restraints on. Their relatives have been notified, according to the KHP report.

At about 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, the Kansas Highway Patrol was asked to assist Harvey County in working the two-vehicle accident at mile marker 28.

One vehicle, driven by Denice Bina, was a Lincoln MKZ, and the other vehicle was a 2019 freightliner semi 18-wheeler driven by 25-year-old Evan Newman, said Trooper Chad Crittenden, public information office with the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The Lincoln was headed southbound on Interstate 135 when it left the roadway and went into the median. It came back onto the roadway and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to re-enter the median. The Lincoln then went across the median into the Northbound lanes sideways, Crittenden said.

The front of the semi struck the passenger side of the Lincoln in the northbound lane.

Both occupants of the Lincoln were killed.

Crittenden said the KHP has taken over the investigation.

On Saturday, all northbound lanes were closed, starting at mile marker 25 at the K-196 exit, and they were closed for the next two to three hours.

Ray and Denice Bina leave behind nine children and many grandchildren. Denice started the 7 sisters Ministry at Church of the Magdalen. Ray worked at Jirak Farms.

The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday and the rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Friday at their home parish of St. John Nepomucene, in Pilsen, Holy Family Catholic Church.

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