CLEARWATER, Kansas -- Thursday, just before 9:30 p.m., a 52-year-old woman was walking her dog with her husband on 167th St. W., just north of 55th St. S., when a truck came behind the couple, tried to swerve out of the way, but hit the woman and the dog, killing them instantly.
Police are waiting on blood results from the 27-year-old Wichita man, who was driving the truck, to see if alcohol was a factor.
While they do not believe the man was speeding, on the country, dirt-road, it is likely he was going fairly fast.
"Being a dirt, rural road, it is not posted with a speed limit and therefore state law dictates speed limit of 55," said Sgt. Jeff Ohmart with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.
Community residents are not happy with that speed limit, hoping for change.
Cars flash-by homes everyday along the country clearwater dirt-road on 167th St. S., but since police lights were flashing in front of Kim Ordones' home, she and neighbors say they've had enough.
"It is kind of ridiculous especially when there is housing around, you don't know who could be out anytime," said Ordones.
Kim's neighbor was out walking Wednesday night, and the woman's life came to a screeching halt when a man driving a truck hit her, but police don't believe the man was speeding.
If you drive on the road, you won't see any signs telling you how fast to go, if you talk to police a police officer, they'll say the speed limit is 55, if you talk to a neighbor around here, they will say that needs to change.
"Maybe they can put a slow sign speed limit starting from 55th to this way, to 47th," said Tony Ordones.
"We've complained about it before and that is how the 30 limit got set up down here 28 because we complained about it enough that people speeding in and out of here, because there were little kids across the street," said Kim.
Roberto Vara and his brother Gerardo live across the street and they're afraid to cross the street.
"It is too dangerous when a lot of cars are passing really fast," said Roberto.
A small community of active families, they are hoping the tragedy will result in change.
"I don't wanna go on this road anymore since this happened," said Roberto.
"It would be nice to see something happen, that's really sad that that had to happen," said Kim.
Police have not released the names of people involved in that crash.
While the neighbors KSN spoke with say they didn't know the woman, they did often see her walking in the area.