Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on U.S. 54 in Pratt County, Kansas
PRATT COUNTY, KS. – According to a news report posted online at pratttribune.com, a woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 54 in Pratt County, Kansas. The crash reportedly happened when a truck was crossing the highway as a van was traveling down the highway. All parties involved in the accident have been identified.*
The collision took place in the evening at the intersection of 120th Avenue and U.S. 54. The Pratt County Sheriff’s Office and the Pratt Tribune report that shortly after 6:30 p.m., a 2005 Dodge Sprint van was traveling east on the highway, while a 1999 FL 50 Freightliner truck was traveling south on 120th Avenue, toward U.S. 54.
At the crossing of the two roads, the truck, which was a flatbed hauling a water tank, proceeded into the intersection and started to cross the highway. The front of the Dodge van then collided with the Freightliner truck. It is not clear at this time what circumstances led to the accident. The news report did not say whether the intersection was controlled, and authorities did not indicate if someone violated the right-of-way.
The Pratt Tribune reports that a passenger in the Dodge was injured in the crash and transported to Pratt Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was identified as a 63-year-old woman from McKinney, Texas. The extent of her injuries is not known. The report says that the woman’s husband was driving the Dodge, and he was not injured. He was identified as a 62-year-old man from McKinney.
The driver of the Freightliner was identified as a 28-year-old man from Pratt County. He and his eleven-year-old son, who was also riding in the truck, were not injured, according to the news report.
Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the accident and have not released additional information.
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