There was a bad accident late yesterday on US Highway 169 near Stanton Road. Miami County Sheriff's deputies responded and say a passenger car was headed south on 169 when ice caused it to slide down an embankment and into a pond. The female passenger, who is reportedly from Greenley, was able to break open the sunroof and swim away. The 53-year old driver, Mary Crawford of Garnett, was trapped inside an died at the scene. A second accident occurred almost immediately after the first, and in that one a vehicle crossed the center line and struck another car. A 66-year old woman from Wisconsin died in that accident, while four others were taken to the hosptial, including a one-year old child who was reportedly ejected from the vehicle. A five mile stretch of Highway 169 was still shut down this morning as authorities investigated.